Contains: NGC 1893, IC 410, The star 19Aur, The star 16Aur
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IC 410 - The Tadpoles in Auriga

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 2000x1452

Dates: Nov. 9, 2012

Frames: 36x600"

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.06% job: 1512934

RA center: 80.575 degrees

DEC center: 33.470 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.395 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.252 degrees

Field radius: 1.165 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States


An active star formation region, the bright star cluster in the nebula's interior is only some 4 million years old. Several "Tadpoles"...regions of cooler gas and dust are being sculpted by the stellar radiation from the cluster and are around 10 light years in length each.



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IC 410 - The Tadpoles in Auriga, 


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