THE TAPDOLES AND THE SPIDER NEBULAE (IC 410 + IC 417)

Narrowband image and rgb stars, captured and processed by Juanma García, Rafael Yllana and Francisco Serrano (N-KUADRA ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY)
IC 410, the “Tadpoles Nebula,” resides in the Auriga constellation, approximately 12,000 light-years away. Its name originates from the gas and dust pillars that resemble two tadpoles in formation. This stellar nursery stands out for the intense radiation from young stars, carving whimsical shapes in the interstellar space.

On the other hand, IC 417, also known as the “Spider Nebula,” is situated about 10,000 light-years distant. Its gaseous filaments and dust create the appearance of spider legs on an intricate cosmic canvas. It is an active region of star formation, where young stars emerge from the dense molecular cloud, illuminating the darkness of space with their incandescent glow.

These two nebulae encapsulate the ongoing marvel of stellar creation in the vast expanses of the universe.

Data / setup :
– Capturing: SkyWatcher EQ6R PRO. Esprit ED 80 PRO SkyWatcher. QHY 294C
HEQ5 PRO. SkyWatcher 72ED. ZWO ASI294 MC
SkyWatcher EQ6R PRO. Askar Fra400. ZWO ASI 294MC
– Lights: 56x300sg(Optolong L’extreme)
154x180sg(Optolong L’enhance)
84x300sg(Askar HaOiii Color magic)
120x30sg(Uv/ir cut)
– Total integration: 20hr 22min

Autore: Juanma García, Rafael Yllana and Francisco Serrano (N-KUADRA ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY) (sito)