Jelly Fish Nebula, IC 443 in Hubble Palette
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IC443, Jelly Fish Nebual in the constellation Gemini
This nebula is a supernova remnant of a star that exploded about 8000 years ago.
This image was taken with narrowband filters of Ha, OIII, and SII using the SHO Hubble palette.
Distance: 5000 light years
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 74 subexposures of 15 minutes each with 24 OIII, 25 SII, and 25 Ha for a total of 18 hours and
Date: February & March 2010
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.