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Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula


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A nice target in Gemini. This cosmic jellyfish is part of bubble-shaped supernova remnant IC 443, the expanding debris cloud from a massive star that exploded. Light from the explosion first reached planet Earth over 30,000 years ago.  An emission nebula cataloged as Sharpless 249 fills the field at the bottom right. The Jellyfish Nebula is about 5,000 light-years away

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More: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-DTdfssX/A

Telescope: Takahashi BabyQ 85
Mount: Astrophysics Mach 1 GTO
Camera: QSI 683 Mono
Filters: Astrodon Gen2 LRGB + Ha
Total Exposure: 10h
Location: Mt Parnon & Gythion Greece

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