IC 410 the Tadpoles | Steve Coates

Steve Coates
Location of photo
Ocala, Florida
Date/Time of photo
November 8, 2013
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 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
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.
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