IC 410 The Tadpoles

APOD April 16, 2011


This telescopic close-up shows off the otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also features two remarkable inhabitants of the cosmic pond of gas and dust above and left of center, the tadpoles of IC 410. The picture is a composite of images taken through both broad and narrow band filters. The narrow band data traces atoms in the nebula, with emission from sulfur atoms in red, hydrogen atoms in green, and oxygen in blue. Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young galactic cluster of stars that energizes the glowing gas. Composed of denser cooler gas and dust the tadpoles are around 10 light-years long, potentially sites of ongoing star formation. Sculpted by wind and radiation from the cluster stars, their tails trail away from the cluster's central region. IC 410 lies some 12,000 light-years away, toward the constellation Auriga.


Taken From Light Buckets, New Mexico and DGRO Wisconsin
RCOS 14.5 F9 and F8
Apogee U16M

HA  320m - 30 & 45m subs, 1x1 at -30
O3 300m- 30 & 45m subs, 1x1 at -30
S2  300m - 30 & 45m subs, 1x1 at -30
RGB 120 for each Channel bin 2x2 10 min subs


Calibrated,combned in CCD Stack all other processing done using PS5.