Jellyfish Nebula - IC443

The Jellyfish Nebula is found next to the star “Propus” or Eta Geminorium in the constellation of Gemini. It is around 5000 light years distant (although another source says 1500 ly) and is  a supernova remnant. The supernova is thought to have gone off between 3000 and 30 000 years ago.

This image was taken with a William Optics Megrez 72 telescope with a 0.8x focal reducer using an Atik 314L+ CCD camera through a Baader 7nm Ha filter on 13 March 2013. The exposure time was 48 x 5 minute subs (= 4 hours).

It is intended to collect some colour data but this will probably have to wait until next winter.