Emission Nebula IC 417

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Informally known as the spider, IC 417 is an emission nebula that is energized by embedded hot, massive blue stars. The bluish clouds of gas at the top of the image are locations of new star formation. The image was generated with observations in the B (blue), I (orange) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

Credit:
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-ic417
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:4004 x 3323 px

About the Object

Name:IC 417
Category:Nebulae

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
U
355 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
B
436 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
V
538 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Olll
502 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
R
651 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
I
805 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Sll
673 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1