The Flaming Star Nebula (IC405)
Size: about 30' x 50'
Distance: 1500 light years
RA: 05h 16m 29s
Dec: 34 degrees 21' 21"
The Flaming Star Nebula is a mixed
emission and reflection region in the constellation Auriga.
This area is rich
in detail, which is especially
prominent when imaging in Ha light. Notice the impressive blue
nebulosity in the region of the bright star AE Auriga. Please click here
for more information about this interesting nebula.
Date: November 15, 2004
Sky 90 at f4.5 with field flattener/focal reducer, on the G11 Losmandy
Autoguider: SBIG STV with
Ha filter (13 nm bandpass); Type II R, G, B filter set.
22 x 5' for Ha (110
minutes total Ha, unbinned); 5 x 4' each for R and G. 5 x 5' each
for B, all unbinned.
Conditions: Temperature 39 degrees F; below average
transparency; average to poor seeing; calm. Many passing high,
thin clouds during Ha imaging.
Post-processing: No darks,
flats, or bias frames used. Alignment done in ImagesPlus.
combined using RC Sigma Reject Plug-in for MaximDL. DDP was
performed in ImagesPlus
levels and curves adjustments in Photoshop CS (16 bit format). Ha
was combined with RGB using the technique of Luminance
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