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Galactic Nebula IC 410: This faint nebula in Auriga surrounds the Open Star Cluster NGC 1893 in the center of the image. It has a certain resemblance to the Rosette Nebula in Monoceros. The young bright stars whip with their fierce star winds the gas away from them thus sometimes creating structures out of the denser regions. The "tadpoles" like structures upper left from the center are good examples for this process.

It was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.


Object Galactic Nebula IC 410
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation IC 0410
Constellation Auriga
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 20min H-alpha, 3 x 10min R, 2 x 10min each GB. Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5,Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R:H-alpha/R,GB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 4 Dec 2013
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