Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  16 Aur  ·  17 AR Aur  ·  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC405  ·  Sh2-229  ·  The star 16Aur
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IC405, The Flaming Star Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi
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IC405, The Flaming Star Nebula in SHO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO

Guiding cameras: ToupTek G3M178C

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Fieldflattener for Esprit 100 ED

Software: Open PHD Guiding PHD 2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Ha 36 mm 7nm  ·  Baader OIII 36mm 8.5nm

Accessory: ZWO OAG  ·  iOptron iPolar  ·  Startech Industrial USB3 Hub  ·  Thousand Oaks Optical Dew Controller  ·  West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4005H


Dates:March 15, 2020March 18, 2020March 19, 2020

Frames:
Baader Ha 36 mm 7nm: 57x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 36mm 8.5nm: 38x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader SII 36mm 8nm: 40x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 23.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.51%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 3344667

RA center: 5h 15' 58"

DEC center: +34° 5' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.415 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.683 degrees

Field radius: 1.108 degrees


Resolution: 3388x4508

Locations: Home, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a 6.8h integration of IC405, the Flaming Star Nebula in the Hubble Palette. Sadly i couldn't collect more data as this target does not stand that high in the sky currently, which is why i could only acquire around 3-4h per night.

This is my first image with a monochrome CMOS and my completely new astrophotography rig consisting of an ASI1600MM Pro, an Esprit 100ED and a CEM60. I have never really imaged DSOs before, except with an unmodified DSLR and an old Newtonian. I am still relatively new to processing and acquisition, so i would be very happy about any advice!

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IC405, The Flaming Star Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi