Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

NGC 896

This emission nebula, located about 6000 lightyears away in the constellation Cassiopeia and just next to IC 1805, is a hotbed of star formation. The gas here glows red due to the hydrogen atoms emission.

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Last Updated: 09-Jun-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

RRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = (Hα) 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Sean and Renee Stecker/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF