Flaming Star Nebula

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Image information:

Date: 01/05/2009
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW10 and Astrodon I series Gen II LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f5.6 with WO 0.8X reducer/flattener.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 8X10min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 7X5min each binned 2X2

Object information:

Object designations:

Flaming Star Nebula, IC405
Object type:
Diffuse emission and reflection nebula
Object size:
37' X 19'
Constellation: Auriga

Flaming Star Nebula is surrounding energetic star AE Aurigae, which is responsible for light the nebula is emitting. Red light is emitted by hydrogen gas ionized by the star's radiation. Blue light is the star's light reflected by the surrounding dust clouds. Intertwining dust and gas lanes give the nebula its stunning flame look responsible for its name. IC405 is 1500 ly distant and its diameter is 5 ly.

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Flaming Star Nebula , OSC, Moravian C1+ 12000A through Pentax-M* 67 300mm F/4 ED (IF) lens