Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Emission Nebula (IC 410) in modified HST Palette, 



    
        

            Brian Gfeller
Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Emission Nebula (IC 410) in modified HST Palette
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Emission Nebula (IC 410) in modified HST Palette

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT65EDQ
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STF-8300M
Mounts
Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters
Astrodon 3nm OIII · Astrodon H-alpha 5nm · Astrodon 3nm SII
Accessories
SBIG OAG-8300
Software
Pixinsight · CCD Autopilot 5 · Software Bisque The SkyX Professional
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT65EDQ
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STI-M

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 27x1200" (9h) bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 24x1200" (8h) bin 1x1
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 21x1200" (7h) bin 1x1
Integration:
24h
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 489323

RA center: 05h19m47s.3

DEC center: +33°5754

Orientation: -179.897 degrees

Field radius: 1.509 degrees

Resolution: 620x465

Locations: Home, Lynnwood, Washington, United States

Description

Finally was able to capture the SII data for this shot. So I combined the Ha and OIII data that I captured previously in early 2014.

Widefield view of the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and the Tadpole Emission Nebula (IC 410). Both nebula reside in the constellation of Auriga, latin for "charioteer", but their distances are very different.

The Flaming Star Nebula lies an estimated 1,500 light-years (ly) away and its bright central star designated as AE-Aurigae is an O-type variable star that energizes the surrounding hydrogen gas that reminds me of waves crashing on a beach.

Compared to the relatively close Flaming Star Nebula, the Tadpole Emission Nebula (IC 410) lies 12,000 ly away. The most prominent feature in this nursery are the two tendrils of gas that resemble tadpoles. The nebula surrounds a young cluster of stars designated as NGC 1893.

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            Brian Gfeller
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Emission Nebula (IC 410) in modified HST Palette, 



    
        

            Brian Gfeller