IC 434

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IC 434
Emission nebula
IC 434 is found behind the Horsehead Nebula
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension05h 41m 00s
Declination−02° 30′ 00″
Distance1,500 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)7.3
See also: Lists of nebulae

IC 434 is a bright emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered on February 1, 1786 by William Herschel. The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula silhouetted against it.[1]

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  1. ^ "IC 434". eSky. Retrieved 21 December 2014.


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