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) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410), 


            Matt Harbison
Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410)
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Star 71 WO Star 71

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Monochrome

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Luminance Luminance  ·  Baader Ha 7nm  ·  Baader RGB

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor

Dates:Jan. 5, 2016

Frames: 60x900" (15h)

Integration: 15h

Avg. Moon age: 25.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.86%

Astrometry.net job: 915860

RA center: 5h 19' 20"

DEC center: +33° 50' 16"

Pixel scale: 4.765 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -169.030 degrees

Field radius: 1.657 degrees

Resolution: 620x467

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States


Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Nebula (IC 410) shown in HALRGB. Taken during the new moon of January at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

From wiki-

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. Its celestial coordinates are RA 05h 16.2m dec +34° 28′. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission nebula IC 410, the open clusters M38 and M36, and the naked-eye K-class star Hassaleh. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away. It is believed that the proper motion of the central star can be traced back to the Orion's Belt area. The nebula is about 5 light-yearsacross.

IC 410- NGC 1893 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga. The star cluster is imbedded in an HII Region.

Integration details:

HA- 12 x 900s 1x1
L - 12 x 300s 1x1
R- 12 x 300s 1x1
G- 12 x 300s 1x1
B- 12 x 300s 1x1


Williams Optics Star 71
ATIK 383L+ Mono

Software Used:
Acquired with Sequence Generator Pro
Calibrated with Pixinsight
Exported with level adjustments in Photoshop


Sky plot

Sky plot


Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410), 


            Matt Harbison