Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

IC 417

This region, about 10,000 lightyears distant, shows hundreds to thousands of new-born stars, still enveloped in their glowing cloud of hydrogen gas. For another image, see this APOD taken in 2010.

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Last Updated: 06-Jun-2014

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76mm Televue (with TeleVue field flattener)

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = Hα (120 minutes) + RGB (synthetic) binned 1x1

Red = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 40 minutes binned 1x1

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