IC 417

IC 417

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, Sept-Dec 2016

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Wynne Corrector
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

FLI ML8300: L 52 x 5min, RGB 18 x 5min each channel
                      Hα 13 x 20min

Total exposure time: 13h 10min


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IC 417 (Sh2-234) is an emission nebula and star forming region in the constellation Auriga. The nebula contains a young open cluster (Stock 8), and is energized by its hot, massive blue stars which are still embedded in glowing hydrogen gas. The bluish clouds of gas at the top of the image are locations of new star formation.

Kronberger 1 is also an open cluster.
Both clusters are related to the Aur OB2 association.

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