IC410

IC410

Constellation: Auriga
Ra: 5h 23m 30s
Dec: +33d 25m 21s
Distance: 12,000 light years
Image Size: 36' x 36'
North: Left

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Description

IC410 is a large nebula (100 light years across) in the constellation Auriga energized by the bright cluster, NGC 1893, containing hot stars that push away gas, giving the appearance of a "hole", similar to the Rosette Nebula. It is only 12,000 light years away. The two objects at the lower right corner are often referred to a "tadpoles", which are regions of cooler, denser gas that resisted the erosive effects of the hot cluster of stars. They are 10 light years long.
Narrowband color using the Hubble Palette where Red = SII, Green = H-a and Blue = OIII with RGB stars blended in. The field is about 35 arcmin and north is down.

Exposure: 11.5 hrs Total: 4.5 hrs H-a, 3.5 hrs SII, 3 hrs OIII, 36 min RGB
Telescope: RCOS 16
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot3
Calibration: CCDStack
Observatory Site: Sierra-Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, CA
Camera: Apogee U16M
Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII, H-a, SII, Gen 2 RGB
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS3
Image Date: 11/21/2008

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