IC 1795 Nebula
IC 1795 / NGC 896 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. A star forming region, the intense red color comes from hydrogen photon emissions. Also visible in this nebula are dark lanes of obscuring dust. The nebula is approximately 6000 light years distant. The brighter region of the nebula is also labeled NGC 896.
This nebula is a part of a much larger complex of nebulosity including the Heart Nebula (IC 1805).
This image is from 396 minutes of total exposure through a William Optics FLT110 4.3" f/7 refractor taken on 2 December 2011 using Hydrogen Alpha and RGB filters. Click on the image to see the full field at full resolution.
The image below is the 244-minute, hydrogen-alpha filtered exposure that highlights the hydrogen photon emissions from this nebula.
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