IC 443 "Jellyfish Nebula"

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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.



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