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Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Tadpoles IC410 - a nebula in Auriga

Image: The Tadpoles IC410

IC 410 is an emission nebula approx. 1200 light years away from the Earth. It spans 100 light years. A young star cluster called NGC 1893 is embedded in IC410. Its stellar winds distort the denser gas clouds that form the "Tadpoles" visible in the middle of the image.
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Exposure data: RGB series 5x1200s with an OSC CCD camera, median stack, taken at low attitude 5°-36° degrees, and good atmospheric conditions.