IC 417

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On this page I collect my observations of the galactic emission nebula IC 417 (Spider Nebula) in the constellation Auriga.



IC 417 in the constellation Auriga, also known as the Spider Nebula, is an emission nebula with an embedded open star cluster (Stock 8). It is an estimated 7,500 light years away from the solar system and has a diameter of around 26 light years.

In the immediate vicinity are the nebula NGC 1931, the Flaming Star Nebula IC 405, the Tadpole Nebula IC 410, and the open star clusters M 36 and M 38.

IC 417      NGC 1931
Size: 13' x 10' (Wikipedia)
Distance: 7,500 light years (Wikipedia)
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  Size: 6' (Wikipedia)
Distance: 10,000 light years (Wikipedia)
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The galactic emission nebula IC 417 in the constellation Auriga (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)


My Own Photos



IC 410 & M 36, Feb 29, 2024 - original, 6830s, mosaic, CLS Filter


IC 410 & M 36, Feb 29, 2024 - large, 6830s, mosaic, CLS Filter, processed (PSE, DN)


Evaluation with nova.astrometry.net


My Own Observations

Observations March 2024



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