IC 443 (aka the Jellyfish Nebula or Sharpless 248)

© 2015 Klaus Brasch

December 15, 2015

A mosaic of about a half dozen exposures taken with my TMB-130 apo with the Canon 6Dat ISO 3200-6400 and IDAS LPS v3 filter. Cumulative exposure about 30 minutes. Below is the wiki description"

IC 443 (also known as the Jellyfish Nebula and Sharpless 248 (Sh2-248)) is a Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Gemini. On the plan of the sky, it is located near the star Eta Geminorum. Its distance is roughly 5,000 light years from Earth.

IC 443 may be the remains of a supernova that occurred 3,000 - 30,000 years ago. The same supernova event likely created the neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127, the collapsed remnant of the stellar core. IC 443 is one of the best-studied cases of supernova remnants interacting with surrounding molecular clouds..

Kluas Brasch

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