NGC 1893

Alt. Designations: NGC 1893
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Auriga
Distance: 12 kly
Right Ascension: 05h 22m 44.0s
Declination: +33° 24´ 40"
Visual Magnitude: 7.5
Apparent Dimension: 25.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Dec

A faint, dusty rose of the northern sky, emission nebula IC 410 lies about 12,000 light-years away in the constellation Auriga. The cloud of glowing hydrogen 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 cluster stars are seen just below the prominent dark dust cloud near picture center.