The winter constellation Auriga is a cradle of beautiful objects: open clusters and emission nebulas are here present in large number. At the center of the asterism there is a couple of famous nebulas, IC405 and IC410. The last is represented in the picture above, and is a bright nebula measuring 40'x 30', which contains an incospicuos open cluster named with the same catalog number.
- Camera : Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 with Astronomik 13nm Ha filter
- Telescope : Takahashi FS-102 at F/6 with focal reducer on a GM2000-FS2
- Guiding : ST4 on a Vixen 80/910mm.
- Exposure : 9x600sec. unbinned
- Processing : MaxIm (align, combine, stretching) - Photoshop (final enhancing)
- Location : Champorcher (Val d'Aosta) - 1800 mt. height
- Date : October 25, 2003
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