||Emission Nebula, IC417 / Sh2-234 / LBN804
||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
||LRGB, L= 6 @5min. (bin 1x1) RGB= 6 ea. @ 5min (bin 2x2)
||Telescope Engineering Company APO140ED @ f/7 F/L 940mm.
||Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier.
||SBIG-ST10XME @-20c / Guided by STV 80mm, SBIG-RGH
||Astrodon G2 LRGB
||MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS
||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.