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IC410 - Hubble Palette

 

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         Object IC410 - Hubble Palette
         Comment Located in the northern constellation of Auriga is the dusty emission nebula known as IC410. The nebula harbours an open star cluster known as NGC1893 in which is believed to have shaped the surrounding nebulosity due it's violent outflow of stellar winds and radiation. In the 1 o'clock position 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. Beyond the tadpoles, a shock wave bow is present. IC410 is 12,000 light years distant.

Emission from sulphur atoms is shown in Orange, hydrogen atoms in green, and oxygen in blue.

This image a SII:Ha:OIII composite mapped as RGB respectively. Data acquired on John Carver's 16" ASA.
         Optics ASA 16" F/3.6 (1440 mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta U16M - 1x1 bin (image scale 1.3 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 5.5 hours (SII:120min,Ha:90min,OIII:120min)
         Date March 2010

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