NGC 896

Saturday , 24, January 2015 Leave a comment
NGC 896, IC1795, IC 1805

NGC 896 LRGB Version

Distance: 7,500 Light Years
Magnitude: 10
Size: 27 x 13 Arc-minutes
Age: Approx. 3-5 Million Years
Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130
Camera: QSI 683
Mount: AP 1100
Exposures: L 25×600 Bin 1, RGB 20×300 Bin 2

NGC 896 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is also cataloged as IC 1795. This nebula is commonly associated with IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, but was discovered before. It appears as a bright clot of nebulosity in an eyepiece but with a camera the details quickly appear. The nebula is surrounded by several dust lanes that conceal parts of the nebula and part of the star forming regions. A study from 2011 using Spitzer and Chandra data mentions 269 new cluster members in NGC896. This discovery found these new stars hidden behind the dusty areas of this region.

Narrowband Exposures: SII 19×900, Ha 30×900, OIII 18×900

SHO Version:

NGC 896,IC 1795,IC 1805

NGC 896 SHO Version

HOO Version:

NGC 896,IC 1795,IC 1805

NGC 896 HOO Version

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