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Flaming Star Nebula

 Flaming Star Nebula by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

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.
Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Filters Hutech LPS
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
4 x 15 minute exposures (2 hours total)



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