The Tadpoles of IC410

IC410 is a faint emission nebula in Auriga. The nebula lies about 10 000 light-years away from Earth. The tadpoles in the nebula are composed of cooler gas and dust, sizing about 10 light-years in length. The nebula itself surrounds NGC1893, a young galactic cluster of stars, which formed about 4 million years ago. The nebula has close relationship to the stars as wind and radiation of the cluster stars shaped the nebula. The star's radition is also what makes the nebula glow.

The image was taken from my backyard, using a 16" Ritchey-Chrétien and QSI-583WSG camera using a Hydrogen Alpha filtre.

Exposure times was: H.14 hours

All images were taken in 1x1 binning.

60% resolution image

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