IC-410 The Tadpoles is an emission nebula in the constellation of Auriga located about 12,000 light-years away. The nearby cluster of hot blue type O and B stars, NGC 1893 illuminates the nebula and also emits fierce stellar winds that have sculpted it. At one time there were Two thick majestic pillars of cold gas, similar to the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, but now they have been so heavily eroded by the stellar winds that they now resemble tadpoles. The leading globules of the pillars still remain and represent the tadpoles heads. Intense radiation from the stars evaporates cold gas from the surface of the globules, ionizes it, and the stellar winds blow it back against the globules, forming brightly compressed rims. However, the stellar winds have so heavily eroded the pillars to the point where they now resemble wiggling tadpoles.
This is an 11 hours of exposure total Combining RGB data & Narrow Band HA, OIII, SII, taken over 3 night. Celestron 6″ Newt. scope & ZWO 174MM Cooled Cmos Camera from my backyard observatory in Dayton.
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