Turbulent nature of the Jellyfish Nebula

Photographer
Steve Pastor
Email
astro3d@pvtnetworks.net
Location of photo
Mayhill, NM
Date/Time of photo
23rd, 24th January 2018
Equipment
Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph and QSI683wsg CCD camera (Astrodon 5nm H-alpha filter) on a Paramount ME
Description
Found in the constellation Gemini, the Jellyfish Nebula, also designated IC 443, is a large supernova remnant. The emission of the nebula is due to the excitation of hydrogen atoms as the rapidly expanding shell collides with the surrounding molecular gas. This hydrogen-alpha image shows the turbulent nature of the nebula as the resultant shock wave expands.
Website
http://astronomersgroup.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=430&fullsize=1
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