Location of photoMayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo8,9,10,13 Feb 2015
Equipment Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph and a QSI683wsg camera (SBIG ST-i guider) on a Paramount ME. Ha (5nm bandwidth), R, G, and B filters were 31 mm Astrodon Gen 2 filters.
DescriptionThe emission nebula IC 410 and the embedded open star cluster NGC 1893 are found in the constellation Auriga. The emission of IC 410, which is about 12,000 light-years away, is powered by the young hot stars in NGC 1893. The gas streamers just to the right and above center, often called the “Tadpoles”, are moving away from the center of the nebula. The image is a total of 11 hours exposure (24 x 20 min Ha, 3 x 20 min each R,G, and B, all binned 1x1 @ -20 degrees C, dithered). Image processed in PixInsight.