IC 443 & Sh2-249 | Howard H Bower

Photographer
Howard H Bower
Email
hbower7@cox.net
Location of photo
Chandler, AZ
Date/Time of photo
12/9-12/12/2012
Equipment
Imaging Telescope - Takahashi FSQ106ED@F/5 Imaging Camera - FLI ML16803 Mount - AP Mach 1 GTO AutoGuider - SX Lodestar & Astrodon MOAG
Description
IC 443, the Jellyfish Nebula, is a supernova remnant, in the constellation Gemini, that occurred about 7500 years ago. It is one of the best studied cases of supernova remnants, interacting with surrounding molecular clouds. IC 443 is at an estimated distance of 5,000 light-years. The large nebula, to the left and to the top of the image, is the emission nebula Sh2-249... at a distance of approximately 5200 light years.