IC 417 "Spider Nebula"

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Telescope: RCOS 14.5” at Rowe, NM

Camera Filters: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur

Total exposure: 23 hours

Image width: 1/2 degree

IC 417 is an emission nebula that is energized by embedded hot, massive blue stars. It also is a very active star-formation region, as seen in the infrared. The fanciful name pairs with an adjoining nebula referred to as the Fly Nebula.


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