Home Index page Previous image Next image
Click to view the full size image:
1500 x 999, 973 KB

Classification: Emission Nebula, IC417 / Sh2-234 / LBN804
Constellation: Auriga (AUR)
Object Location: Ra 05h 29m 08s Dec +34° 25’59° (current)
Size & Distance: Apx 13.0 x 13.0 Apx 10,000 light years

Date & Location: 12-29-2008 Red Cloud, CA
Exposure: LRGB, L= 6 @5min. (bin 1x1) RGB= 6 ea. @ 5min (bin 2x2)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO140ED @ f/7 F/L 940mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: SBIG-ST10XME @-20c / Guided by STV 80mm, SBIG-RGH
Filters: Astrodon G2 LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS

Notes: Sky conditions: Above average seeing, no winds, low 40’s
Image Field of view is 35 x 52 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day July, 2011 _________________________________________________

IC 417 is an emission nebula that is energized by embedded hot, massive blue stars. The bluish clouds of gas at the top of the image are locations of new star formation.