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IC 410, Emission Nebula



IC 410 is an Emission Nebula in the constellation Auriga. Nebula has its heart – open cluster NGC 1893.

Auriga is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Located north of the celestial equator, its name is the Latin word for “charioteer”, associating it with various mythological charioteers, including Erichthonius and Myrtilus. Auriga is most prominent during winter evenings in the Northern Hemisphere, along with the five other constellations that have stars in the Winter Hexagon asterism. Because of its northern declination, Auriga is only visible as far as 34° south; for observers farther south it lies partially or fully below the horizon. A large constellation, with an area of 657 square degrees, it is half the size of the largest constellation, Hydra.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Selfmade CA300
Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 FW
Mounts: Vixen Atlux
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Selfmade CA300
Focal reducers: ASA Wynne 3″ Corrector 0.95x – 3 KORRW
Software: Regim,  Nebulosity
Filters: Astronomik Ha, OIII, SII 12nm 31mm
Accessories: Eigenbau Newtonmaster
Resolution: 1246×1669
Dates: Jan. 16, 2012
Frames: 32×480″
Integration: 4.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 21.73 days
Avg. Moon phase: 54.48%
RA center: 80.661 degrees
DEC center: 33.371 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.970 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -177.437 degrees
Field radius: 0.570 degrees
Author: Starhopper