IC 405, 410, and 417

IC410 and Surroundings
All Images Copyright Steve Cannistra

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Magnitude:  varies.
Size: T
he FOV shown here is approximately 3.9 x 2.6 degrees, at an image scale of 3.5"/pixel.
Distance: ?
RA: 5h 22m 44s
Dec: +33 degrees 24' 43"

The constellation Auriga is host to a wide swath of Ha emission, including the regions of IC405 (Flaming Star Nebula),  IC 410, and IC 417 shown above.   IC405 is the statuesque nebula located in the lower left corner and extends upward, like smoke from a flame.  IC410 is located in the upper portion of the image, just to the right of center, and IC417 is located in the lower right hand side.  I have previously imaged these nebulae separately, with more detail provided in the following links:  IC405, IC410, and IC417.

Photographic Details:

Date:  December 30
, 2006.
Scope:  Takahashi FSQ106 at f5 on the G11 Losmandy Mount.
Autoguider:  SBIG STV with e-finder.
Camera:  STL11K.

Baader 7nm Ha filter.
Exposures:  12 x 20' unbinned, total exposure 4 hours.
Conditions:  Temperature 24 degrees F, good transparency, average seeing, clear, bright moonlight.
Post-processing:  Calibrated, aligned, and Sigma Clip combined in Maxim, followed by DDP in ImagesPlus (IP).  Further processing in Photoshop CS (16 bit format).

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