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Date modified30-Nov-13 14:39
IC 410 the Tadpoles

IC 410 the Tadpoles

IC 410 an emission nebula about 12,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga. Near the center of the nebulous region is a star cluster ( NGC 1893) and just to the bottom right of this cluster lies two structures that resemble tadpoles. These structures are made of leftover hydrogen and dust from the formation of the star cluster and the "tails" are from the solar wind coming from the stars of NGC 1893.

RGB: 1 hour 18 min Red, 1 hour Green and 1 hour Blue (binned 1x1) using 80mm EON
Ha: 4 hours (binned 1x1) using the 8 inch RCT.
PS CS5
Imaging telescopes: Orion 80mm EON (FL 480mm) to collect RGB data, and the Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chrétien (FL 1625mm) to collect Ha data.
Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB filters
Astrodon 5nm Ha filter
This image can also be seen as featured in NASA APOD Nov 13, 2015