IC 417 "Spider Nebula"
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.