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Telescope: AP130GT Designation:IC417 (SH2-231) and NGC1931 (SH2-237) NGC 1931 is the small bright nebula on the left; the larger nebula on the right is IC 417. This area is sometimes called the "Spider and the Fly". The spider is IC 417 and the fly is NGC 1931 both are located in the Constellation of Auriga. IC 417 is known to be a star forming region with embedded star cluster. Both objects are emission/reflection nebulas. IC 417 is about 7,500 light years distant from Earth; NGC 1931 is about 7,000 light years.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Auriga
Camera: SBIG STX with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Nebula
Exposure Data: Ha 23 x 1200 seconds 7.6 hours. Position: R.A. 05 hr 32 min , Dec +34 144200'
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: March 2017
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory