IC 417 - Emission nebula in Auriga

Posted by tomdiana
on Monday, January 14, 2019

IC 417is a relatively small emission nebula in the constellation of Auriga. It lies near the much more observed nebulae IC 410 (the Tadpoles) and IC 405 (the Flaming Star). It is sometimes referred to as the Spider Nebula as it appears to be attacking the nearby Fly Nebula (NGC 1931 - not pictured).

Telescope: TS-Optics 10 in. f/5 Newtonian
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guiding: QHY 5L II-M on 60mm guide scope
Cameras: Color: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 3200
Ha: SBIG ST-8300 w/12nm Astronomik filter
Exposures: Color: 24 @ 5 min.(2 hrs.)
Ha: 24 @ 7.5 min. (3 hrs.)
Processing: Color subframes were captured, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. Ha subframes were captured, aligned, and combined in CCDSoft. The component images were aligned in RegiStar. They were combined adjusted in Photoshop.
Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.

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