Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  IC 405
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            Ed Albin
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Flaming Star Nebula

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Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Ed Albin
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Flaming Star Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8" F/2.0 Astrograph

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294 MC Cooled

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MC

Software: SharpCap Pro  ·  TheSkyX  ·  PhD2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Photoshop

Filters: Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 2"


Dates:Jan. 16, 2021

Frames: 60x120" (2h)

Integration: 2h

Avg. Moon age: 3.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.24%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4185126

RA center: 5h 16' 57"

DEC center: +34° 23' 24"

Pixel scale: 2.392 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.641 degrees

Field radius: 0.554 degrees


Resolution: 1338x996

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Found close to 1500 light years away in the constellation of Auriga, is the beautiful "Flaming Star Nebula." Named for the waves or nebulous ripples that appear as flames in a fire, this majestic cloud of dusty gas exhibits both reddish emission and bluish reflection nebulas. Glowing red clouds of hydrogen gas intermingle with pale blue swaths of dust illuminated by brilliant young stars.

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Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Ed Albin