Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC 410  ·  IC 417  ·  M 38  ·  NGC 1893  ·  NGC 1907  ·  NGC 1912  ·  The star 14Aur  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur  ·  The star φAur
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Flaming Star Region (Canon EOS Ra), 


            Trevor Jones
Flaming Star Region (Canon EOS Ra)
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Flaming Star Region (Canon EOS Ra)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 APO

Imaging cameras: Canon eos ra

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics William Optics 50mm guiding scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance 2"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox

Dates:Jan. 1, 2020

Frames: 50x180"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.28%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3160774

RA center: 5h 21' 0"

DEC center: +34° 19' 30"

Pixel scale: 8.635 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.903 degrees

Field radius: 3.771 degrees

Resolution: 1824x2213

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Here is an interesting area of the night sky in constellation Auriga.

I've never photographed these targets as a group before, and I really like it!

This is the lone test of the Canon EOS Ra through the RedCat 51 refractor at 250mm. If you couldn't already tell, I cropped the image in quite a bit. Sky gradients and a slight tilt issue meant the corners were not pretty.

The EOS Ra is a pleasure to use when attached to a telescope - but I've always been a DSLR guy so using this mirrorless full-frame beast is right up my alley.

Thanks for looking! Clear skies.


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Flaming Star Region (Canon EOS Ra), 


            Trevor Jones