IC1795 and NGC896

Camera: Finger Lakes Instrumentation MicroLine ML8300 with FLI CFW-2-7 Filter Wheel

Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini

Scope: Astro-Physics Starfire AP130 EDF

Colors: L:R:G:B

Exposure Time: 180:60:60:60 minutes

Post-Production: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, PixInsight, and Photoshop CS5

This colorful image features glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds in IC 1795 (also cataloged as NGC 896), a star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. Ionized by ultraviolet light from energetic young stars, a hydrogen atom emits the characteristic H-alpha red light as its single electron is recaptured and transitions to lower energy states. Blue areas are reflection nebula from bright stars. Near the famous Double Star Cluster in Perseus, IC 1795 is itself located next to IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, as part of a group of star forming regions that lie at the edge of a large molecular cloud. This large star forming complex sprawls along the spiral arm of our own Milky Way Galaxy, and is located over 6,000 light-years distant from earth. At that distance, this picture would span roughly 70 light-years across. This image was taken with my portable imaging rig, from the home of Jerry and Cindy Foote, near Kanab, Utah. It was part of the September 2012 imaging extravaganza! :)

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