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


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Sharpless in Auriga [Sh2-229] - The Flaming Star Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA 120

Imaging cameras: ZW Optical ZWO ASI 183 MM Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS 80/326 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar

Focal reducers: Reducer for Takahashi TOA and TSA 0,7X f=635mm f/5,3

Software: Nikita Misiura's Starnet  ·  APT  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  ZW Optical EFW 8x1,25"

Dates:Feb. 24, 2021

Frames:Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm: 35x360" (gain: 111.00) -17C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.29%

Astrometry.net job: 4250307

RA center: 5h 15' 39"

DEC center: +34° 28' 35"

Pixel scale: 0.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 24.953 degrees

Field radius: 0.718 degrees

Resolution: 5496x3672

Data source: Backyard


Approaching Full Moon with Sahara sand in the air. Light out was different tonight compared to other Moon illuminated nights. It's been more being under a dim light dome with very poor seeing conditions.

But a "clear" night and being taken as a such. Better than waiting month after month because of bad weather conditions.

Thanks for watching!


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Sharpless in Auriga [Sh2-229] - The Flaming Star Nebula,