NGC 896. IC 1795. The Fishhead Nebula

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NGC 896, also catalogued as IC 1795, is an emission nebula located at the narrow tip of IC 1805, the Heart Nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. This image was taken with narrowband filters (Halpha, OIII and SII) and mapped to a modified Hubble Color Palette.


Additional Information


Name(s): NGC 896. IC 1795. The Fishhead Nebula.

Type: Emission Nebula

RA:  02h 24m 47s

Dec: +61º 53’ 52”

Constellation: Cassiopeia

Size (arcmin): 27×13 arcmin

Magnitude: +10.0

Distance: 7500 ly


Date: 2020-12-01 to 2020-12-31

Location: Curiosity2 Observatory, New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, NM, USA

Size (arcmin): 31×30 arcmin

Telescope: 24” (61 cm) f/6.5 Reflector

Camera: FLI PL16803 (4096x4096pix)

Guiding: Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider

Total exposure: 21 hours (Ha: 9.5 h; OIII: 4.5 h; SII: 5.5 h; RGB: 1.5 h)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2021

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