This larger version of the image of the supernova remnant IC 443 is a half-size version of the original image. On the right side of this image, the forward shock wave has encountered a wall of neutral hydrogen in a molecular cloud, and the wispy gas at the leading edge of the shock front formed by the expanding gas is an interesting feature.
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The image was taken with an SBIG STL-11000M CCD and a RCOS 24-inch telescope at the University of Arizona Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. The 24-inch telescope at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter has now been replaced with the 32-inch Schulman Telescope, which is a magnificent instrument for CCD imaging.
RA: 06h 17m 49s Dec: +22d 49' 01" (J2000)
November 21 & 22, 2009
Image by Sid Leach and Adam Block
Mount Lemmon, Arizona
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