The Spider nebula

Located in the constellation Auriga, IC 417 is about 10,000 light years away and is often referred to as the Spider Nebula.
It’s in the outer part of the Milky Way, almost exactly in the opposite direction from the galactic center.
IC 417 is an emission nebula which is energized by a cluster of massive young blue stars.
This cluster of around 80 stars is still trapped in glowing hydrogen gas.
The two opposing jets of material, on each side of the “bowl” structure, suggest a very young star hidden in
this thick soup, still collecting material around it as its powerful magnetic field ejects at very high speed.

M38 is an open star cluster. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654 and independently
by Le Gentil in 1749. The distance is approximately 3,480 light years from Earth.
The brightest stars in the cluster form a pattern resembling the Greek letter Pi.

NGC 1907 is located approximately 5,080 light years from the solar system and the latest estimates give an age of 369 million years.
According to Robert Trumpler’s classification of open clusters, this cluster contains between 50 and 100 stars.

January – March 2021
Total exposure time of 21h.

Newton telescope ASA10 “,
Paramount MyT,
Canon Ra at 800ISO and 1600ISO.

135 * 300s at 1600ISO
115 * 300s at 800ISO

AstroPixelProcessor preprocessing, PixInsight and Photoshop processing.

Autore: Thomas LELU (sito)