IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula in HaRGB

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Friday, January 8, 2010

The Flaming Star Nebula (IC405, Sh2-229) is a combination emission/reflection nebula about 1500 light-years away in the constellation Auriga. The blue reflection portion on the nebula is illuminated to magnitude 6.00 by the bright star AE Aurigae.

Telescope: Astro Tech AT8IN 8” f/4 Newtonian
Accessories: Baader MPCC
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider on William Optics ZS66
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel T1i, Hap Griffin Baader modified

RGB Color Data
Filter: 2” IDAS LPS
Exposure: 122 x 180s @ ISO 800 (6hr. 6min.)
Date(s): December 10 & 11, 2009

Hydrogen-Alpha Data
Filter: Astronomik 6nm H-Alpha EOS Clip
Exposure: 18 x 600s @ ISO 1600 (3hr.)
Date(s): January 1, 2010

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