Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC 417  ·  M 38  ·  NGC 1912  ·  The star 14Aur  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur  ·  The star σAur  ·  The star φAur  ·  The star χAur
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Flaming Star Nebula & The Tadpoles, 


            Jared Holloway
Flaming Star Nebula & The Tadpoles
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Flaming Star Nebula & The Tadpoles

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO Ultra Wide Field

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope ZWO 30F4 ZWO 30F4

Guiding cameras: zwo asi 224 mc

Software: SharpCap Pro Sharcap Pro  ·  Photoshop CC 2019 Photoshop CC  ·  Deek Sky Stacker  ·  AstroPhotographyTool ATP


Dates:March 2, 2021

Frames:Optolong 2" L-eNhanced: 30x300" ISO800

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 18.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.89%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Temperature: -3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4271298

RA center: 5h 16' 18"

DEC center: +34° 9' 10"

Pixel scale: 6.135 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.427 degrees

Field radius: 4.689 degrees

Resolution: 4006x3773

Locations: Home, Providence, RI, United States

Data source: Backyard


First light with the TPO Ultrawide (180mm focal length) which I plan to use as a guide scope but wanted to get some imaging done with it since it is a triplet refractor. I am happy with the results! I am not that great at processing wider fields but this will help me learn for sure.


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Flaming Star Nebula & The Tadpoles, 


            Jared Holloway