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IC 1396 Northeast

[IC 1396 Northeast]

About this image

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. IC 1396 is a giant emission nebula that is over 3 degrees in diameter. It is illuminated by a hot, massive O-type star (HD 206267) near its center. The star is not visible in this image- it is off of the top edge. This image is of a portion of IC 1396 in the north-eastern part of the nebula. It shows only about 5% of the entire nebula. Images of other parts of IC 1396 are also available in this gallery. The image was generated with observations in the Hydrogen alpha (red) and Sulphur [SII] (blue) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

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Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), H. Schweiker & S. Pakzad (NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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