IC410 - The Tadpole Nebula

Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

IC410 - The Tadpole Nebula is located 12,000 light years from Earth in the Auriga constellation, and is nicknamed the Tadpole Nebula because of the tadpole-shaped clouds of dark dust that appear to be swimming towards the centre.

Facts about IC410 by Keith Turnecliff

The Tadpole Nebula is a region of ionised hydrogen gas spanning over 100 light years across that's carved and sculpted by streams of charged particles called stellar winds emanating from open star cluster NGC 1893.

This star chart for represents the view from Long Itchington in mid January at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.