IC443 Supernova Remnant in Gemini
IC443 is located just E off 3.3 mag. star h Geminorum (see finder chart below). This nebula originated about 3,000 years ago in a fiery supernova explosion. It is a lot dimmer than similarly structured Veil Nebula in Cygnus.
The above image was taken on December 27, 1999 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f3.0 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White integrations (10 x 4 min.) as well as cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered exposures (6 x 4 min. each) were combined with AIP4WIN. Resulting color image was further adjusted in Lab color space using PhotoPaint 8.
North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 7°45'. North is up.
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