Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  The star 14Aur  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur
IC 405 & IC410 (Ha+RGB), 


            Scott Davis
IC 405 & IC410 (Ha+RGB)
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IC 405 & IC410 (Ha+RGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Astro-Tech AT2FF

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  BinaryRivers BackyardEOS  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  Scott Davis AAPPS

Filters: Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter  ·  One-Shot Color

Dates:Dec. 31, 2013Jan. 2, 2014Jan. 4, 2014Jan. 5, 2014

Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 104x300" (8h 40') ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 59x180" (2h 57') ISO1600

Integration: 11h 37'

Darks: ~27

Flats: ~47

Flat darks: ~47

Bias: ~47

Avg. Moon age: 9.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.63%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 298313

RA center: 5h 18' 4"

DEC center: +34° 17' 31"

Pixel scale: 5.190 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.950 degrees

Field radius: 2.597 degrees

Resolution: 620x412

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Ahwahnee Hills Observatory, Ahwahnee, California, United States


The Flaming Star Nebula, IC 405, and the emission nebula IC 410, are two beautiful nebulae in the winter constellation of Auriga. Though too faint for most visual observation, the brilliant red hydrogen gas emissions really pop when photographed.


Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 405 & IC410 (Ha+RGB), 


            Scott Davis