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Flaming Star Nebula (ic405) - hydrogen alpha

 Flaming Star Nebula (ic405) - hydrogen alpha by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

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.
Scope Explore Scientific 127ed APO refractor
Camera ST2000XCM
Filters 6nm Hydrogen Alpha filter
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Guided with st-i through a William Optics Z80ii ed
7.75 hours (31x15 minutes binned 2x2).
Compare this Hydrogen Alpha image to my earlier image of this same nebula. Note that this one shows much more of the nebula. This is due in part to the longer exposure, but mostly due to only recording the hydrogen alpha data with a filter.



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