APOD: The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust (2022 Dec 19)

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APOD: The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust (2022 Dec 19)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:07 am

Image The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust

Explanation: What's causing the commotion in the Tadpole Nebula? Star formation. Dusty emission in the Tadpole Nebula, IC 410, lies about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The cloud of glowing gas is over 100 light-years across, sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from embedded open star cluster NGC 1893. Formed in the interstellar cloud a mere 4 million years ago, bright newly formed cluster stars are seen all around the star-forming nebula. Notable on the lower-right of the featured image are two relatively dense streamers of material trailing away from the nebula's central regions. Potentially sites of ongoing star formation in IC 410, these cosmic tadpole shapes are about 10 light-years long. The image was processed highlighting the emission from sulfur (red), hydrogen (green), and oxygen (blue) gas -- but with the stars digitally removed.

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Re: APOD: The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust (2022 Dec 19)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:51 pm

Tadpoles_Stocks_960_stars.jpg
The Tadpoles! Stars in the making! Wouldn't it be nice if it didn't
take so long and we could watch them form from from start to
finish? 8-)
Hilariously-Surprised-Dogs-510x310.jpg
The three dogateers! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust (2022 Dec 19)

Post by AVAO » Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:15 pm

orin stepanek wrote: Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:51 pm Tadpoles_Stocks_960_stars.jpg
The Tadpoles! Stars in the making! Wouldn't it be nice if it didn't
take so long and we could watch them form from from start to
finish? 8-)
Hilariously-Surprised-Dogs-510x310.jpg
The three dogateers! :mrgreen:
I like tadpoles too :roll:
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Re: APOD: The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust (2022 Dec 19)

Post by shaileshs » Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:27 pm

Oh, "stars digitally removed".. I thought they'll say "With JWST piercing through dust using lower infrared vs what Hubble saw in optical light"..

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Post by orin stepanek » Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:10 pm

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shaileshs wrote: Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:27 pm Oh, "stars digitally removed".. I thought they'll say "With JWST piercing through dust using lower infrared vs what Hubble saw in optical light"..
Now that is a neat photo of the Tadpoles! 8-)
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Re: APOD: The Tadpole Nebula in Gas and Dust (2022 Dec 19)

Post by Avalon » Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:05 am

What causes the "tails" of the "tadpoles" to bend and sway in different directions? The bends in both structures seem to echo each other. Was it solar winds from different emerging stars affecting the "tails"?

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Post by VictorBorun » Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:26 am

Avalon wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:05 am What causes the "tails" of the "tadpoles" to bend and sway in different directions? The bends in both structures seem to echo each other. Was it solar winds from different emerging stars affecting the "tails"?
and how to identify those stars in the image where they are digitally removed?