Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405
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Flaming Star Nebula - 11/6/2010

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Astronomik B Type IIc  ·  Astronomik G Type IIc  ·  Astronomik R Type IIc  ·  Ha


Dates:Nov. 6, 2010

Frames:
Astronomik B Type IIc: 12x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik G Type IIc: 12x300" -15C bin 1x1
Ha: 9x1200" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik R Type IIc: 12x300" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.11%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 127973

RA center: 5h 15' 44"

DEC center: +34° 26' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.595 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.903 degrees

Field radius: 0.502 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1200

Description

The Flaming Star (the one with the purple hue) is actually a runaway star from the constellation Orion. Long ago, this star was part of a stellar collision that ejected it from its home in Orion. It is now a transient visitor to the constellation Auriga (fairly close to the North Star). The red gas in this image is ionized hydrogen from close proximity to the star. The purple hue around the flaming star is caused from dust reflecting the starlight. This nebula is 1,500 light years distant and spans approximately 4 light years across.

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