Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1893
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IC 410 the Tadpoles Nebula in Auriga, 



    
        

            Mark Wetzel
IC 410 the Tadpoles Nebula in Auriga
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IC 410 the Tadpoles Nebula in Auriga

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IC 410 the Tadpoles Nebula in Auriga, 



    
        

            Mark Wetzel
IC 410 the Tadpoles Nebula in Auriga
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IC 410 the Tadpoles Nebula in Auriga

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro Cool

Mounts: Celestron CGEMⅡ

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 Edge HD

Guiding cameras: ZWO 174MM Mini

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: Celestron CPWI  ·  Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2021 Photoshop 2021  ·  PHD 2

Filters: ZWO 36mm 7nm OIII  ·  ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha  ·  ZWO 36mm 7nm SII

Accessory: Celestron OAG


Dates:Dec. 18, 2020Dec. 19, 2020Dec. 20, 2020

Frames:
ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha: 43x600" (7h 10') (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm 7nm OIII: 39x600" (6h 30') (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm 7nm SII: 42x600" (7h) (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 20h 40'

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 5.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4215634

RA center: 5h 22' 38"

DEC center: +33° 22' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.887 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.760 degrees

Field radius: 0.370 degrees


Resolution: 2400x1800

Locations: Gold Canyon, Gold Canyon, AZ, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

Gold Canyon, Arizona
December 12-22, 2020

IC 410 is a faint emission nebula in the constellation Auriga. It was captured with narrowband filters, Hydrogen-alpha (Ha), Oxygen-III (OIII) and Sulfur-II (SII). I took 10-minute exposures for each subframe and collected many hours of data over several nights. This false color image uses the classic Hubble pallet, mapping SII to Red, Ha to Green and OIII to Blue channels.

IC 410 features two remarkable gas and dust features in the lower left portion of the image, the tadpoles. Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young galactic cluster of stars. Formed in the interstellar cloud a mere 4 million years ago, the intensely hot, bright cluster stars energize the glowing gas. Composed of denser cooler gas and dust, the tadpoles are around 10 light-years long and are likely sites of ongoing star formation. Sculpted by winds and radiation from the cluster stars, their heads are outlined by bright ridges of ionized gas while their tails trail away from the cluster's central region. IC 410 lies some 10,000 light-years away, toward the nebula-rich constellation Auriga (Nasa APOD).

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