IC443 - The Jellyfish Nebula Supernova Remnant in Gemini

Uploaded 3/7/10

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 This extremely faint object in near the feet of Gemini is the result of a star exploding several thousand years ago, in creating a nebula that was formed the same way the more famous and well known Veil nebula in Cygnus came about. Spanning over a half a degree in extent, the progenitor star is located within the lower brighter portion. The brilliant star is Eta Geminorium "Propus", and is 3.3rd magnitude of a very orange type M3. South is up in this image.
Optics: 8" f/4 Newtonian Astrograph w/Baader MPCC Coma Corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 17 x 5m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS