Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC405  ·  Sh2-229
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IC 405 -- The Flaming Star Nebula in LRGB, 



    
        

            Richard Beck
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IC 405 -- The Flaming Star Nebula in LRGB

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IC 405 -- The Flaming Star Nebula in LRGB, 



    
        

            Richard Beck
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IC 405 -- The Flaming Star Nebula in LRGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV80ST-25SV 80mm f/6 APO triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Losmandy G11G Gemini 2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV80ST-25SV 80mm f/6 APO triplet

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 Mini Mono

Software: KStars Ekos/INDI  ·  PHD2  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filters: ZWO Optical ZWO Blue 31mm  ·  ZWO Optical ZWO Green 31mm  ·  ZWO Optical ZWO Red 31mm  ·  ZWO Optical ZWO Lum 31mm

Accessory: ZWO OAG  ·  ZWO EAF Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 8x31mm  ·  DIY EL flat field panel  ·  Stellarvue SFF6-25 Field Flattener


Dates:Jan. 2, 2021Jan. 3, 2021Jan. 4, 2021

Frames:
ZWO Optical ZWO Blue 31mm: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Optical ZWO Green 31mm: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Optical ZWO Lum 31mm: 120x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Optical ZWO Red 31mm: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 19.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.73%


Astrometry.net job: 4134650

RA center: 5h 15' 53"

DEC center: +34° 25' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.808 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.272 degrees

Field radius: 0.788 degrees


Resolution: 5740x4020

Locations: Home, Montgomery, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

From Wikipedia:

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. 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 K-class star Iota Aurigae. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away from Earth.

For those who have looked closely at the number of nights, I wasn't certain I wanted to complete imaging of this area. The nebulosity was hard to see in individual Lum subs, but I captured more while I waited for IC 434 to get high enough above the horizon. After the second night, I ran WBPP on the Lum subs I had and saw enough signal in the integration which allowed me to decide to complete the acquisition of Lum subs as well as the RGB subs.

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