IC 410 ( Sh2-236) in Aurigaa

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020
Size: 1800 px
NGC 410 is a dusty emission nebula located in the northern constellation Auriga. It is about 12000 light years distant and over 100 light-years across. Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young cluster of stars. The open star cluster is believed to energizes the glowing gas surrounding nebulosity due it's violent outflow of stellar winds and radiation. On the upper left side of the image are two prominent filaments of glowing gas know as the "tadpoles" of IC410. The tadpoles have curved globular heads and tails generally point away from the open cluster as the shock wave of stellar winds pushes further from the source. The tadpoles are actually about 10 light-years long and are potential sites of star formation. A narrowband image of the same nebula, taken With RC 12" Telescope can be seen here. A two panel mosaic showing both IC 405 and IC 410 can be found here.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:22:31 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +33:25:05 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.66 x 1.18 (deg)
Pixel scale: 3.33 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 9.4 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters, Ha, Baader filter
Dates/Times: Nov.2011
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:12x10min;R:6x10 min, G:6x10 min, B:6x10 min;Ha:10x15 min; Bin 1 Total exp.time: 450min (7:30 hrs)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
e-mail: info@irida-observatory.org
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