IC 410

IC  410

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Moonlit Tadpoles
I caught these two tadpoles swimming about a pool of stars in Auriga by the light of the silvery moon. Fished from the sky with an AP127 refractor, Atik 1HR cooled camera, and fourteen 10 minute sub-exposures in hydrogen alpha to ward off the bright moonlight.

Coordinates       :

Auriga 05h 23? +33deg 32’

Date Imaged       :

January 6, 2007

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5? f8 Starfire

Camera       :

Atik 16HR, Astronomik filters

Exposure       :

Ha 140 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines