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The Flaming Star Nebula

(IC 405)

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The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) is a large area of nebulosity in Auriga, whose glow is powered by the bright variable star AE Aurigae, the brightest star seen in the brightest portion of the nebula.

Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (self-guide)
Takahashi EM-200
Hutech LPS filter
H-Alpha: 2:20 (20 minute exposures)
RGB: 35 minutes each channel (5 minute exposures)
Processed with Maxim/DL and Photoshop CS3
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools


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