NGC 896 (IC 1795, LBN 645) Bright Nebula in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 02 hours 26 minutes 40 seconds, Dec +60 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 21' Magnitude: -- Class: Emission (ISM)

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 720 minutes (72 x 10 minute subs), 11/16/17/18/2008; seeing 2.6-4.2 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.4.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

As with Czernik 9, Czernik 10, Czernik 13 and Tombaugh 4, NGC 896 is located in or near IC 1805. NGC 896 is located just 25 minutes NNW of Tombaugh 4. See Jay Ballauer's wide field image of  the IC 1805 complex.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 896

NGC 0896
02 24.8 +61 54
Size 27x13

17.5": at 100x with OIII filter this is a fairly bright emission nebula, very 
large,  about 20' diameter.  Elongated roughly E-W but consists of two distinct 
sections (N896 and IC 1795) which merge together.  The bright western portion = 
N896 has a high surface brightness, round, ~7' diameter and a star is off the NW 
edge.  A weak dark lane separates N896 from faint IC 1795.  The region is weakly 
nebulous without filter.

- by Steve Gottlieb