Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  18 Aur  ·  19 Aur  ·  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  Sh2-230  ·  Sh2-236  ·  The star 19Aur  ·  VdB39
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Tadpole Nebula (IC410), 



    
        

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Tadpole Nebula (IC410)

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Tadpole Nebula (IC410), 



    
        

            Charles Bonafilia
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Tadpole Nebula (IC410)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM ASI174mm

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Chroma SII 3nm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 7x2"  ·  ASIair Pro


Dates:Dec. 28, 2020

Frames: 329x600" (54h 50')

Integration: 54h 50'

Avg. Moon age: 13.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.30%


Astrometry.net job: 4136365

RA center: 5h 22' 34"

DEC center: +33° 30' 28"

Pixel scale: 1.851 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.149 degrees

Field radius: 1.388 degrees


Resolution: 2982x4500

Data source: Backyard

Description

This patch of sky in the constellation of Auriga is home to a cluster of young stars and the remainder of the cloud of gas and dust from which they were hatched. The cluster, consisting of the band of stars lower-left center, is referred to as NGC 1893. The ultraviolet light produced by these stars powers the nebula. Atoms of hydrogen and other elements in the nebula are emitting their own light after being excited by this starlight, a sort of cosmic black-light effect. The nebula itself is known as IC 410, and is home to a pair of intriguing structures popularly known as the "tadpoles." These tadpoles, which consist of denser, cooler gas and dust, are approximately 10 light-years long and potentially sites of ongoing star formations.  The tails are formed by the winds and radiation of the cluster’s stars, the tadpoles are pointing their tails outwards, away from the nebula’s central regions. 

149 x 600" Ha

92 x 600" OIII

88 x 600" SII

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