IC 410-Tadpole Nebula (SHO)

IC 410 – Tadpole Nebula

IC 410, the Tadpole Nebula, is an emission nebula surrounding the NGC 1893 open cluster of stars. It is located in the constellation Auriga about 12,000 light years from Earth. The two “tadpoles” are the result of the intense radiation and stellar winds from the star cluster and are thought to harbor newly forming stars. Each is about 10 light years in length.

  • Date – 21/30 January, 21/22 February 2020
  • Location – Backyard
  • Telescope – AT130EDT @ f/5.6 (728mm focal length)
  • Camera – ASI1600MM-C @ -10C
  • Guiding – ASI120MM-Mini / ZWO OAG
  • Mount – Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
  • Pixel Scale – 1.08″/pixel
  • Exposures (Gain 200, Offset 50)
    • HA: 40x300s
    • OIII: 36x300s
    • SII: 47x300s
    • Total integration: 10.25 hours
  • Processing – PixInsight (IC410_SHO_Processing)


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