April 16, 2011 The Tadpoles of IC 410. This telescopic close-up shows off the otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also features two remarkable inhabitants of the cosmic pond of gas and dust above and left of center, the tadpoles of IC 410. IC 410 lies some 12,000 light-years away, toward the constellation Auriga. The picture is a composite of images taken through both broad and narrow band filters.