Friday, October 14, 2011

APOD 1.7

The Color of IC 1795
     IC 1795 is a region that forms stars in the constellation Cassiopeia.  This picture of IC 1795 shows the dust clouds and glowing gas.  The red color comes from the narrow filter which only transmits the red light of hydrogen atoms.  IC 1795 is located near IC 1805 also known as the Hear Nebula and belongs to a group of star forming regions that are located on the edge of a molecular cloud.  IC 1795 is a little over 6,000 light-years away and spans 70 light-years across. 

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