IC 443- The Jellyfish  Nebula -  1/3/2009
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 14 @ F/2 with HyperStar
Mount: Meade
Camera: QHY8
Filters: LPS
Exposure:  92X 60 Seconds =  1.5 hours
Time: 11:55PM - 1:50 AM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
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About This Photograph

IC443 is the remnant of a star that exploded more than 1,000
years ago. The expanding bubble of gas now continues to plow
through the interstellar medium (ISM, latent clouds of gas in
our galaxy) and glow due to the interaction. Notice the very
fine filaments of gas on the upper left side of the image. This
form of star death is one of two methods known that "seed" the
galaxy with heavy elements (to later form planets and humans
perhaps).

1 http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/ic443.html