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NGC 896 • The Fish Head Nebula (Starless), 


            Douglas J Struble

NGC 896 • The Fish Head Nebula (Starless)

Technical card

Resolution: 4216x3372

Dates:Oct. 17, 2018Oct. 18, 2018Oct. 19, 2018

Astrodon Ha 5nm: 98x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 89x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 3nm: 100x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 8.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 2562865

Locations: Backyard Red Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


This is how the Fish Head Nebula would look subtracting the stars as we see through our own galaxy.

NGC 896 (IC 1795) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is often referred to as the Fishhead Nebula. It is a large star-forming region that is part of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). It lies six thousand light years away and has a diameter of 70 light years. It is part of the Perseus molecular cloud.



Douglas J Struble
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NGC 896 • The Fish Head Nebula (Starless), 


            Douglas J Struble