Tadpoles in the Moonlight

Tadpoles in the Moonlight

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The brightness of a waxing moon gets in the way of most astroimaging efforts unless special narrow band filters are employed. Not wanting to miss out on a spectacularly clear night, I used a hydrogen alpha filter to capture IC 410, a cluster of stars and nebulosity in Auriga. Here are a pair of tadpoles swimming in a pool of moonlight.  

Date Imaged       :

November 19, 2015

Lens       :

N16 f/5.2

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

3.5 hours

Filter       :

Ha 42x5 minutes, 2x2

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio