The Tadpole Nebula (IC410) | Matts Sporre

Matts Sporre
Location of photo
Älta, Sweden
Date/Time of photo
Sep 29 - Dec 31 2011
Mount: ASA DDM60 Camera: FLI ML8300 OTA: ASA N10 Astrograph @ f3.6 Astrodon narrow band filters (Ha: 5nm, SII: 5nm, OIII: 3nm)
The nebula surrounds, and partly obscures, a young cluster of stars (NGC 1893) and of course the tadpoles (above and left to the center). Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young galactic cluster of stars that energizes the glowing gas. The tadpoles are around 10 light-years long and might house ongoing star formation. IC410 lies some 12,000 light-years away, toward the constellation Auriga. Due to bad weather during last fall it took some time to get all the subs. The last of them was taken during new years eve, where a pause had to be taken around midnight for all the fire works to settle.
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