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IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula, 


            Michael Rector
IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron XLT 150

Imaging cameras: Canon 350d Canon

Mounts: Celestron Advanced GT CG5

Software: DSS  ·  Photoshop

Accessory: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider  ·  Intervalometer

Dates:March 5, 2014

Frames: 90x300" (7h 30')

Integration: 7h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 4.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.95%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 297430

RA center: 05h16m58s

DEC center: +34°1102

Pixel scale: 1.757 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -135.814 degrees

Field radius: 0.964 degrees

Resolution: 620x409

Locations: Backyard, Plattsburgh, NY, United States


Taken on the nights of March 3, 5, and 6, 2014. A total of 90 images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and post processing in Photoshop. This was my first multiple night imaging session, and only my second imaging session with my new CG-5 mount with PHD guiding. Each image is a 5 minute exposure at ISO 800. I need a bit more practice with my image acquisitions over a course of many nights, but for my first attempt this wasn’t too bad.


Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula, 


            Michael Rector