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Sh2-234, IC417

HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)

from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

Color data is taken from my older, wide field image:

http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2008/11/ic405-ic410-in-hst-hubble-space.html



Sh2-234, IC417, sometimes called as "Spider Nebula", in constellation Auriga. H-alpha 15x1200s.

Distance is about 10.000 light years. Image is about 30' wide and covers about 100 light years.



Ra 05 hr 28 min 05.9 sec , Dec +34 hr 25 min26 sec



This is not too commonly imaged target due the lowish surface brightness and the proximity of two eye catchers, IC 405 and IC 410. Sh2-234, contains a young open star cluster that ionizing the surrounding gas.




Sh2-234, IC417

Sh2-234, IC417

HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)

from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

Color data is taken from my older, wide field image:

http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2008/11/ic405-ic410-in-hst-hubble-space.html



Sh2-234, IC417, sometimes called as "Spider Nebula", in constellation Auriga. H-alpha 15x1200s.

Distance is about 10.000 light years. Image is about 30' wide and covers about 100 light years.



Ra 05 hr 28 min 05.9 sec , Dec +34 hr 25 min26 sec



This is not too commonly imaged target due the lowish surface brightness and the proximity of two eye catchers, IC 405 and IC 410. Sh2-234, contains a young open star cluster that ionizing the surrounding gas.