IC 443 "Jellyfish Nebula"
Telescope: 14.5" in Rowe, NM
Filters: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur
Exposure: 27 hours
Image Width: 1/2 deg
IC 443, the Jellyfish nebula, of which this is part, may be the remains of a supernova that occurred 3,000 - 30,000 years ago. The same supernova event likely created a central neutron star, the collapsed remnant of the stellar core located near the center of the complex in the upper right. IC 443 owes its existence to a pulsar wind nebula ("Plerion") emanating from stellar remnant.