The Flaming Star Nebula IC405 and The Tadpole Nebula IC410 in Auriga


The Flaming Star Nebula IC405(on the right) is thought by some to resemble a waterfall. IC410 the Tadpole Nebula (towards the left) is so called due to the two tadpole shapes just above centre of the nebula which are young stars being formed and the tails are the gas/dust being blown away from the bright stars in the centre of the nebula. The small nebula at top left is called the spider nebula and there is an even smaller nebula just out of this picture referred to as the Fly.

This image was taken through a Canon 200mm lens and 7nm Ha filter with an Atik 460EX CCD camera. It consists of 26 x 600s subs.