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My first attempt at the Tadpole Nebula (IC410).  

Located in the Auriga constellation, the nebula is about 12000 light years distant and is approx 100 light years across.  The red tadpole like objects are believed to be  about 10 light years across and consist of dust and gas that have been shaped by stellar winds. The nebula also contains an open cluster (NGC1893) that contains newly born stars that are estimated to be only 4 million years old (in the center of the image and a little to the right).

Since I prefer natural looking colours, on the acquisition side, I decided to go for an LRGB image with the details enhanced with some narrowband Ha data.  The image was taken with my Esprit 150 and represents 16 hours integration time.

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