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Object Flaming Star Nebula (ic405) – hydrogen alpha
Description

The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga. Embedded in the cosmic cloud, the hot, variable O-type star energizes the glow of hydrogen along convoluted filaments of atomic gas, its blue starlight scattered by interstellar dust. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away.

Image
Scope Explore Scientific 127ed APO refractor
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters 6nm Hydrogen Alpha filter
Guiding Guided with st-i through a William Optics Z80ii ed
Exposure Info 7.75 hours (31x15 minutes binned 2x2).
Date December 19, 2013
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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