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Contains:  Flaming Star nebula, IC 405
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:RCOS 14.5"

Imaging camera:SBIG STX 16803


Software:Adobe Lightroom CCPixInsight for Mac

Filters:Astrodon luminance filterAstrodon RGB

Dates:Jan. 13, 2018Jan. 21, 2018

Astrodon RGB: 53x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon luminance filter: 15x1200" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.24%

Basic astrometry details job: 1903446

RA center: 5h 16' 46"

DEC center: +34° 26' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.551 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.585 degrees

Field radius: 0.436 degrees

Resolution: 3984x4080

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Flaming Star Nebula, catalogued as IC 405, is located near (and illuminated by) the variable star AE Aurigae. It is located near the emission nebula IC 410, and usually imaged together with it. This is a close up by a 14.5", LF 3360 telescope, so that it is imaged stand alone.



Miles Zhou
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405), 


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