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IC410 The Tadpoles Nebula (Starless), 


            Randal Healey

IC410 The Tadpoles Nebula (Starless)

Technical card

Resolution: 3204x2389

Dates:Nov. 5, 2018Nov. 6, 2018Nov. 7, 2018

Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 30x598" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Olll 36mm - 3nm: 31x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Sll 36mm - 5nm: 22x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 28.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.41% job: 2567442

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory


The Tadpoles Nebula (Starless)

IC410 is a dusty emission nebula located in the constellation of Auriga at about 12.000 ly from Earth. It is part of a larger star forming region that also contains the Flaming Star Nebula. The gas structures in this picture are lit by the radiation from the open star cluster NGC1893 that lies in the center of the nebula. This star cluster is about 4 million years old, but in astronomical terms it is still very young, with hot, massive stars. There are two dense structures visible. These are similar to the famous Pillar of Creation and they are composed of dust and gas leftover from the formation of the star cluster and are very likely to give birth to more stars in the future. As can be seen in the picture, these structures point away from the center of the nebula. This is because of the stellar winds and radiation pressure from the stars in NGC 1893. Due to these structure's shape, the nebula is also called the Tadpoles Nebula. I hope you enjoy this starless version of this incredible nebula,



Randal Healey
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IC410 The Tadpoles Nebula (Starless), 


            Randal Healey