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IC 434 Facts

IC 434 is a bright emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1,500 Ly light years away in the constellation of Orion.

It is also referred to as IC434 which is short for Index Catalogue number 434. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue. IC 434 was discovered in 1786 by Sir William Herschel.

The Bright Emission Nebula's location is 5:41:00 (R.A.) and -2:30:00 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.30 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameIC 434
TypeBright Emission Nebula
Index Catalogue IdIC434
Right Ascension5:41:00
Distance (Lt.Yr)1,500 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.30
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1786
DiscovererSir William Herschel

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