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IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula is a combination of a emission and reflection nebula in the constellation of Auriga. The blue reflection is caused by the bluish star AE Aurigae.

Distance to earth: 1’500 lightyears
Apparent size: 30 arcminutes (1 x the moon)

Imaging time: 14.3 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: January 2016 – January 2017
Total exposure time: 14.3 hours
Color combination: HaRGB

Image data:
28 x 1200s HA
10 x 3 x 600s RGB