The Spider and Fly (IC417 and NGC 1931) in Auriga

sydney (Nick Pavelchak)
Location of photo
Altamont, NY
Date/Time of photo
January 16-17, 2018
AP900 Mount, Takahashi FSQ106ED scope, Astrodon filters, Optec TCF focuser, SBIG 10XME camera
This is an Ha/OIII bi-color of the Spider and Fly nebulae in Auriga. They are roughly 7000 light-years away and contain young star clusters enshrouded in emission and reflection nebulosity.
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