Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1795  ·  NGC 896
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IC 1795, 



    
        

            Greg Funderburk
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IC 1795

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IC 1795, 



    
        

            Greg Funderburk
IC 1795
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IC 1795

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 2, 2021
Frames:
794×180(39h 42′)
Integration:
39h 42′
Avg. Moon age:
19.73 days
Avg. Moon phase:
74.62%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4229036

RA center: 02h26m28s.3

DEC center: +62°0325

Pixel scale: 0.721 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.996 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees

Resolution: 3850x3850

File size: 23.9 MB

Locations: Howling Coyote Observatory, Taxahaw, South Carolina, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

To some, this nebula looks like the head of a fish. However, this colorful cosmic portrait really features glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds in IC 1795, a star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula's colors were created by adopting the Hubble palette for mapping narrow emission from oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur atoms to blue, green and red colors. Not far on the sky from the famous Double Star Cluster in Perseus, IC 1795 is itself located next to IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, as part of a complex of star forming regions that lie at the edge of a large molecular cloud. Located just over 6,000 light-years away, the larger star forming complex sprawls along the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. At that distance, this picture would span about 70 light-years across IC 1795.

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IC 1795, 



    
        

            Greg Funderburk