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IC410 Tadpole Nebula

The Tadpole Nebula is located in the constellation Auriga and is a star forming region. The two tadpoles are clumps of gas and will likely form new stars in the far future.

Distance to earth: 3’280 lightyears
Apparent size: 60 arcminutes (2 x the moon)

Imaging time: 15.3 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: February 2016 – December 2016
Total exposure time: 15.3 hours
Color combination: SII=Red, HA=Green, OIII=Blue

Image data:
22 x 1200s HA
11 x 1200s OIII bin2
13 x 1200s SII bin2