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Object Flaming Star Nebula
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 ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Hutech LPS
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info 4 x 15 minute exposures (2 hours total)
Date September 15, 2012
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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