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IC 405 "The Flaming Star Nebula"

About this object

IC 405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, is located is the constellation Auriga. Its an emission and reflection nebula lit up by the star AE Aurigae. The emission components are red and the reflection components blue. IC405 is about 1,500 light years away. This image is close to 3.5X2.5 deg wide and was taken with a SV102T telescope and STL 11K ccd camera. The bright orange/yellow star a degree not the left of the nebula is 16 Aurigae and is 18 times larger than the sun and shines at a magnitude of +4.5

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV102T with prototype flattener/reducer
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: SBIG STL 11K
  • Filters:SBIG LRGB filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 330:260:260:280
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Dec 13
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