IC 443

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Object Type: Supernova remnant
Constellation: Gemini
Size: 50'

IC 443 is a supernova remnant in Gemini. Estimates of the date of the supernova range from 3,000 to 30,000 years ago. IC 443 is located about 5,000 light-years from our solar system.

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: RRGB: R 12 x 20 minutes: G 12 x 5 minutes: B 12 x 5 minutes: GB binned 2x2
Date: December 31, 2008
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Individual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image. Gaussian Blur was applied to the RGB image and to the dim portions of the luminance image.

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