page 8 IC 410 Narrow Band

                       Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

                IC 410
                Emission Nebula In Auriga
                Narrow Band Image
                    Published:  Sky and Telescope Gallery, February 2008


                                      Image Acquisition Information                      
                               Telescope:   16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9) 
                               Camera:       SBIG STL-6303 M
                               Guiding:       Astrodon  MOAG AOG (SBIG 237 with .65 FLR)
                               Filters:        Astrodon Ha, SII, OIII
                               Mount:        Software Bisque Paramount ME
                               Acquisition Programs:   The Sky,CCDAutopliot III, CCD Soft. 
                               Processing ProgramsCCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop
                               Date:November 1-3, 2007                              
                               Time: 18x20 min ( 6 hours) each for SII, HA, OIII: total 24 hrs                           
                               Processing:  CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/2
Image Information IC 410 is a faint emission nebula surrounded by a star cluster (NGC 1893).  The famous “tadpoles” of this nebula are clearly seen.  IC 410 is about 12,000 light years distant. The nebula itself is immense in size, in this image about 50 light years across.
Processing Comments:  Image processing involved Hubble Palette blending of SII (Red), Ha (Green) and OIII (Blue).  Color combine in Maxim DL, data stretching (curves) and further processing (unsharp mask and Kodac Gem) in Photoshop CS/2.

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