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NGC 896


NGC 896 in Cassiopeia

RA = 02h 32m;, Dec = +61deg 29min

Date & Site:

Imaged on 10/07/13; Runningman Observatory, Carlsbad, CA

Clear; excellent seeing


Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106 f/5 530mm

Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with 3 nm Astrodon filters;



Exposures: 195 minutes of Ha and 120 minutes of OIII (15 min sub exposures) for a total of 5 hrs 15 min

FOV = 96 x 65 arc minutes

Color processed by assigning hydrogen to red, doubly ionized oxygen to blue. A virtual green/yellow channel was created by blending the Ha and OIII channels.

NGC 896 is a region of faint hydrogen alpha emission that is situated in the northwestern corner of the Heart Nebula (IC1805). NGC 896 is a particularly rich area of ionized HII and dark molecular clouds.

7,500 light years away

Reduced to 60% of original

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