Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: IC 410 The Tadpoles

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2022 Feb 10 - 16:17


2022 Feb 20 - 16:21



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Field centre

RA: 05h23m
Dec: +33°31'
Position angle: -10°02'

Field size

0°09' × 0°08'

  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
  • QSI6120 CCD Cameras
  • 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount

66 hours total integrtaion HaOIIIRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

IC 410 The Tadpoles


IC 410 The Tadpoles

About this image

A close up of the lovely tadpoles which are part of IC 410 - a dusty emission nebula in the constellation of Auriga.  These are about 12,000 light years from Earth. They are usually presented in the Hubble Palette, however I'm an old-fashioned purist and prefer to use colours that correspond with the actual emission wavelengths, even if it's not as pretty as the Hubble Palette!
Drizzle x2 to get the maximum resolution, and Ha stars used with RGB colour.

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