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IC 434
DSS image of IC 434
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 434, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of IC 434
Overlaid DSS image of IC 434, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right
Bode 1, HD 36972, Ced 55N, Sh 2-277, LBN 953, SAO 13563, CCCS 370

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  9
Size  90' x 60'
RA (2000)  5h 41'
Dec (2000)  1° 32' S
Constellation  Orion
Description  eF, vvL, vmE, 1 deg long incl Zeta Ori

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jan 12, 2008    Hale Pohaku, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Large, faint, a wide swath of nebula dropping south from ζOri, more sharply defined on the east side, west side very indistinct, about halfway down the dark notch of the Horsehead (B33) cuts 5' into the east side, about 2 fields 1° long north to south, NGC2023 visible 10'east

Andrew Cooper
Nov 23, 2006    Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Very faint band of nebulosity dropping south from Zeta-Ori, about 10' wide and over 1° long, broken by the dark nebula B33 (The Horsehead)
Other Data Sources for IC 434
Nearby objects for IC 434
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.