Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  17 AR Aur  ·  18 Aur  ·  19 Aur  ·  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC405  ·  Sh2-229  ·  The star 19Aur
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IC405, Flaming star nebula, 


            Roy Hagen
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IC405, Flaming star nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 071MC PRO Cool

Mounts: iOptron CEM60  ·  Ioptron Tri Pier

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics Z61 MKII

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: William Optics Flattener 7 Apo 0,8

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  ZWO Asiair Asiair App iPad  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020 CC 2020

Filters: Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  Starizona Filter Slider  ·  Astro Zap Dew heater 2"  ·  TPO Extension tube 2" Extension Tube 80mm  ·  Astro Zap Dew heater 5" Dew heater  ·  Pegausus PPB Pocket Power Box

Dates:Jan. 11, 2021Jan. 14, 2021

Frames:Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band: 177x180" (gain: 45.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.8 hours

Darks: ~60

Flats: ~90

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 14.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 4155625

RA center: 5h 16' 22"

DEC center: +34° 22' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.352 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 18.050 degrees

Field radius: 1.089 degrees

Resolution: 4834x3207

Locations: Frontyard, Geithus, Buskerud, Norway

Data source: Backyard


Also known as SH 2-229 or Caldwell31 is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation of Auriga.
The nebula lies in a distance about 1500 lightyears from my telescope lens and camera.

The subs were shot in two nights in temperatures as low as -16°C and the equipment worked flawlessly, almost boring🤣.
I did not manage to bring out the blue "smoke" from the reflection nebula surrounding the star AE Auriga. I suppose it have something to do with the narrowband filter I am using so I blended in som data from an older image shot with a Nikon D610 to bring out the "smoke".



    IC405, Flaming star nebula, 


            Roy Hagen
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    IC405, Flaming star nebula, 


            Roy Hagen

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IC405, Flaming star nebula, 


            Roy Hagen