IC410 - The Tadpoles
IC 410 is a faint and dusty emission nebula of more than 100 light-years across approximately 12,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Auriga.
Notable are two streamers of material, known as the “Tadpoles of IC 410”. These tadpoles, which consist of denser, cooler gas and dust, are approximately 10 light-years long and potentially sites of ongoing star formation. They are almost in the centre of the image.
Form given by the winds and radiation of the cluster’s stars, the tadpoles are pointing their tails outwards, away from the nebula’s central regions. Because of these tadpoles, IC 410 is sometimes nicknamed the Tadpoles Nebula.
M: Avalon Linear FR
T: Takahashi FSQ85 0.73x
C: Atik 460EXM with 3nm Ha filter
17x1800s in Ha