DSLR astrophotography by Sergi Verdugo
The Jellyfish Nebula (IC443)
Exposure: 18×600″ @ ISO 800
Telescope: William Optics Megrez 88FD with Borg DG-L
Filter: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2″
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro
Camera: Amp-off Modded & Cooled Canon 350D
Date: 4th November 2010
Location: Coll de Jou (Barcelona, Spain)
Comments: A night with good seeing conditions and affordable temperature but with a terrible humidity (99%).
IC 443 is also known as the Jellyfish Nebula or Sharpless 248 (Sh2-248). It is located in the constellation Gemini and is a Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) at some 5000 light years from Earth that spreads 70 light years across.
IC 443 the remains of a supernova that occurred between 3000 and 3,000 years ago. The same supernova event likely created the neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127, the collapsed remnant of the stellar core.
IC 444 is the reflection nebula on the top middle part of the image.