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Contains:  El Nath (βTau), Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, IC 410, IC 417, M 36, M 38, NGC 1893, NGC 1912, NGC 1960, Part of the constellation Auriga (Aur), The star 14Aur, The star 16Aur, The star 19Aur, The star Elnath, The star ιAur, The star λAur, The star μAur, The star σAur, The star χAur, The star ωAur
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Flaming Star Nebula at 85mm in HOO, 


Flaming Star Nebula at 85mm in HOO
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Flaming Star Nebula at 85mm in HOO

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Dates:Jan. 19, 2020

Frames: 48x240"

Integration: 3.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.98%

Basic astrometry details job: 3207889

RA center: 5h 16' 7"

DEC center: +34° 3' 50"

Pixel scale: 9.354 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.981 degrees

Field radius: 7.634 degrees

Resolution: 4758x3449

Locations: Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Data source: Backyard


This bicolor image of the region around the Flaming Star Nebulawas created using images taken through an STC Duo Narrowband Clip Filter. The image uses the HOO color palette with R=Ha, G=OIII, and B=OIII.

Imaged with 85mm/F1.4 Rokinon at F/2, STC Duo Narrowband Clip Filter, and full spectrum modified Nikon D5300.

Pre-processed using PixInsight Batch Pre-Processing (BPP) script. Images calibrated using darks, bias, and flats. Extracted red/green/blue channels using BatchChannelExtraction script. R, G, & B channels registered and stacked independently using StarAlighment and Integration. R channel data gives the Ha image. Averaged G & B channels using Pixelmath to generate OIII image. Total integration time of ~3 hours using 48 subs at ISO200x240 sec. R and Average of G+B channels individually post-processed in Pixinsight: Cropped, gradient removal with ABE, MLT for noise reduction, stretched using masked stretch, Curves Transformation, TGVDenoise for noise reduction, HDR transform, Local histogram transform, morphological transform to shrink stars. HOO image generated using SHO-AIP script with luminance using Ha data.

For Ha version of the image and additional acquisition details, see:



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Flaming Star Nebula at 85mm in HOO,