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IC443 - Jellyfish Nebula


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         Object IC443 - Jellyfish Nebula
         Comment IC443 is a supernova remnant located in the constellation Gemini and is believed to have formed approximately 30,000 years ago due to a violent explosion of the star G189.6+3.3. The nebula's shape represents an expanding shell of gas scattered by strong interstellar winds from the explosion. IC443 is located 5,000 light-years away.

This hybrid image is a LLRGB composite. Data acquired on the Lightbuckets 20" and 24" RCOS.
         Optics RCOS 20" F/8.1 (4115mm FL)
RCOS 24" F/8 (4876 mm FL)
         Camera 20" RCOS camera - SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale .45 arcsec/pix)
24" RCOS camera - Apogee Alta U42 - 1x1 bin (image scale .57 arcsec/pix)
         Mount 20" RCOS mount - Paramount ME
24" RCOS mount - RCOS Professional Series Equatorial Fork
         Exposure Total exposure time: 4.5 hours (L:60min,R:70min,G:70min,B:70min)
         Date 30/11/2008


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