Location of Photo:
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo:
December 25 and 26, 2011
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 22x10 minutes (binned 1x1) Red: 12x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 12x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 12x10 minutes (binned 1x1)
This is an image of IC 410, also known as the Tadpole Nebula. It is about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Auriga. It spans more than 100 light years and is formed from the radiation from the open star cluster NGC 1893.