IC 410 - The Tadpoles in HaRGB

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Saturday, January 2, 2010

by Craig and Tammy Temple


IC410 (Sh2-236) is a dusty emission nebula about 12,000 light-years away in the constellation Auriga. Energized by the embedded star cluster NGC1893, the nebula is the site of newly formed stars. The "Tadpoles" are streams of material racing away from the central radiation of the star cluster. These structures themselves are likely new star-forming regions.

Telescope: Astro Tech AT8IN 8” f/4 Newtonian
Accessories: Baader MPCC
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider on William Optics ZS66
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel T1i, Hap Griffin Baader modified

RGB Color Data
Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD EOS Clip
Exposure: 60 x 180s @ ISO 800 (3hr.)
Date(s): December 16, 2009
Temperature(s): 32ºF (dropped to 28ºF)

Hydrogen-Alpha Data
Filters: Astronomik 6nm H-Alpha EOS Clip
Exposure: 16 x 600s @ ISO 1600 (2hr. 40min.)
Date(s): December 21, 2009
Temperature(s): 35ºF (dropped to 33ºF)

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