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IC410TADPOLES by Bert Mettier
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IC 410, TADPOLES H-Alpha=6x20’, L=6x10’, RGB=6x10’ Each MEADE16’’, F/7.5, PARAMOUNT ME, SBIG STXL-110 Unterwasser, Switzerland N47°12'28 E9°18'58

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IC410 by shaun
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Tadpole Nebula . Large Nebula in Auriga Ha,R- O111,B- Green for the colour data and Halpha, Deconvoluted for Luminance layer Equipment NEQ 6 WO FLT 98m APO SXV 694 Astrodon Filters , Narrow band 5nm Total exposure time 18 hrs

The Tadpoles of IC 410

Emission nebula IC 410 lies in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer approximately 12,000 light-years from Earth. Radiation from a young open cluster of stars — NGC 1893 — energizes the gas, causing it to glow. The cluster sits in the nebula’s center, partly obscured by foreground dust. The famous tadpoles, which lie to the upper left, are regions of denser material sculpted by stellar wind and radiation. Their tails trail away from the cluster. (5.2-inch Thomas M. Back TMB-130 apochromatic refractor, Apogee U8300 CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/Oxygen-III/Sulfur-II image with exposures of 5, 5, and 4.6 hours, respectively)

Image Credit:  Contributed by Bill Snyder from Connellsville, Pennsylvania