IC405 & IC410: The Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
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The Flaming Star Nebula in the constellation Auriga the charioteer. This is my first attempt at a mosaic, and this image is made up of 2 panels stitched together in PixInsight, and is presented here in a modified Hubble palette. This nebula is a combination of an emission and reflection nebula. In addition to the two brighter gas clouds there are thin wisps of gas and dust splayed across the deep space background. The hook-shaped nebula to the right is the "Flaming Star", IC405, while to the left is IC410. Two tiny 'tadpoles' can be seen near the top of the central turquois region, and are believed to be locations of active star formation.
This is the first part of a multi-pane mosaic I spent most of February and March 2017 working on, which stretches across the constellation Auriga. The next couple of images in this series are displayed here sequentially (ie hit the 'Next' button up top, or you can get there from the main astroimaging page).
| ||Optics:||Stellarvue SV70T w/ reducer|| |
|Camera:||ZWO ASI 1600MM cooled CMOS camera|| |
|Mount:||iOptron iEQ30 Pro, auto-guided|| |
|Exposure info:||600 sec exposures, 2 panel mosaic, 16 hours total exposure|| |
|Filters used:||Astrodon H-alpha, OIII and SII (5, 3, 5 nm)|| |
|date:||Feb-March 2017|| |