Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893
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IC410 - The Tadpoles, 


IC410 - The Tadpoles
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IC410 - The Tadpoles

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105 APO

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G (belt mod) + EQDIR

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar 2

Focal reducers: Stellarvue 0.8X Reducer/Flattener

Software: PhD Guiding 2  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm  ·  Baader Planetarium O3 1.25" 8.5nm  ·  Baader Planetarium S2 1.25" 8nm

Dates:Dec. 29, 2017Jan. 13, 2018Jan. 25, 2018

Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 70x600" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium O3 1.25" 8.5nm: 47x600" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium S2 1.25" 8nm: 35x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 25.3 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 14.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.81%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1960460

RA center: 5h 23' 3"

DEC center: +33° 25' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.977 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 15.054 degrees

Field radius: 0.840 degrees

Resolution: 3866x4832

Data source: Backyard


I was going for a more colorful process on this. The OIII signal was nice and strong (comparatively speaking) and I had a lot of fun with the blues and violets. I went deeper on the Ha to use this as an artificial Lum layer. This was a fun one!
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Found 12,000 ly away in the constellation of Auriga (the charioteer) IC410, commonly referred to as the Tadpole Nebula, has yielded a prominent star cluster at its core (NGC1893) whose stellar winds have swept back and irradiated the greater gas cloud of the nebula over 100 light years across. The cluster has an estimated age of only 4 million years. Areas of gas that are more densely associated are able to withstand the onslaught of stellar radiation leaving behind globules with tails trailing away from the cluster - the noteworthy "tadpoles" of the nebula. These likely harbor star-forming regions and will eventually give rise to another generation of stars. The tadpoles are estimated to be over 10 ly in length.



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IC410 - The Tadpoles,