IC443 (IC 443) Picture
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IC 443 - The Jellyfish Nebula

This does look a bit like a jellyfish.  IC 443 is a supernova remnant from a star that exploded about 30,000 years ago. These stellar explosions create the heavier elements in the universe.  The Veil Nebula is also a supernova remnant.

Propus is the name of the bright (magnitude 3.3 per TheSky6) star on the upper right.  It's in Gemini, 7-Eta-Geminorum.  As you can tell, this star's color is on the orange end of the spectrum!

Image: Combination of approximately 24 exposures 11/19 and 20 11/20; ~44 x 4 minute exposures =  176 minutes total expsure, so let's round up to 3 hours.

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Equipment: Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with reducer, guided with  SBIG STV, Losmandy G-11 mount.   

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Crescent Nebula Image, NGC 6888, Cygnus

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