Jellyfish Nebula

November 01, 2008

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Photographer: Greg Parker, University of Southampton, U.K.
Summary Author: Greg Parker

The photo above shows the Jellyfish Nebula in the constellation Gemini. It was taken in May of 2008 with a Takahashi Sky 90 telescope and a SXVF-M25C one-shot color camera. This mysterious nebula is surmised to be the remnant of a supernova that occurred approximately 30 thousand years ago. It's about 5,000 light years away.

Photo details: False color image shows 16 hours and 20 minutes of red, green, blue, hydrogen alpha, and SII (Sulphur II) data, acquired at the New Forest Observatory by Greg Parker and expertly processed by Noel Carboni in Florida, U.S.A.