Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Flaming Star Nebula, Tadpole Nebula and Comet ATLAS, 


            Steed Yu
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Flaming Star Nebula, Tadpole Nebula and Comet ATLAS

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268C

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT APT - Astro Photography Tool v3.63

Filters: Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut

Dates:Dec. 9, 2020

Frames: 206x100"

Integration: 5.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.61%

Astrometry.net job: 4125368

RA center: 5h 20' 10"

DEC center: +33° 47' 7"

Pixel scale: 3.714 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -83.776 degrees

Field radius: 2.406 degrees

Resolution: 3089x3498

Locations: Milky Way Observatory, Naobuzi, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


From the Flaming Star IC 405 to Tadpole "Pond" IC 410, this region of the sky in Auriga is filled with nebulae of ionized hydrogen, which is dominated by red. Then a comet, C/2020 M3 ATLAS, broke in with a short tail, bringing a piece of greenery.