IC 410 – The Tadpole Nebula in Hubble Palette | Howard H Bower

Howard H Bower
Location of photo
Chandler, AZ
Date/Time of photo
11/17-11/18, 2010
Imaging Telescope; Takahashi FSQ106ED Guide Scope: Takahashi FS60CB Autoguider: SBIG SG-4 Mounting: AP Mach 1 GTO Camera: QSI583w Astrodon NB 5nm Filters Ha: 4 Hours unbinned OIII & SII : 2 Hours binned 2x2 All sub exposures were 20 minutes
The nebula itself is known as IC 410, and is home to a pair of intriguing structures commonly known as the "tadpoles." These are made of gas and dust left over from the formation of the cluster, and are likely forming new stars within them. It is found in the Constellation Auriga 12000 light years away.