IC 443

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Description: This is part of a supernova remnant of a star that exploded about 30,000 years ago. The full remnant resembles a jellyfish, hence its nickname, the 'Jellyfish Nebula'.
Constellation: Gemini
Distance: 5000 light years
Date: 1 February 2005
Equipment: 12.5" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AO-7, MI-250
Exposure: Ha: 120 minutes