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Contains:  NGC 1893, IC 410, The star 19Aur
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IC410 The Tadpole Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3281x2438

Dates:Dec. 15, 2017

Astrodon 5nm Ha: 24x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm Olll: 21x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm SII: 21x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 22.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.88% job: 1860492

RA center: 80.643 degrees

DEC center: 33.476 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.098 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.034 degrees

Field radius: 1.191 degrees

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain


The Tadpoles are a favourite of imagers and its easy to see why with abundant emission data and such a distinctive recognisable shapes!

This image is from e-Eye and its dark skies reveal delightful detail. I have once again left a touch of green in the NB processing as I am finding it helps enrich the blues with a broader tonal range.

From APOD: "What's all of the commotion in the Tadpole nebula? Star formation. Dusty emission in the Tadpole nebula, IC 410, lies about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The cloud of glowing gas is over 100 light-years across, sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from embedded open star cluster NGC 1893. Formed in the interstellar cloud a mere 4 million years ago, bright newly formed cluster stars are seen all around the star-forming nebula. Notable near the image center are two relatively dense streamers of material trailing away from the nebula's central regions. Potentially sites of ongoing star formation in IC 410, these cosmic tadpole shapes are about 10 light-years long."

Image acquisition: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson. Processing: Barry Wilson.

Data for this image were captured between 30 November and 13 December 2017

C&Cs always welcome & thanks for looking.



Barry Wilson
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IC410 The Tadpole Nebula, 


            Barry Wilson