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Tuesday, January 17

IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula

With the lovely spell of clear nights I've been out getting some new shots and the first to be processed is of the Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga. It's a stunning object with deep red emmision and haunting blue reflection nebulae intermingled.

This is the second time I've shot this object, but the first time with this scope. I've done a very deep exposure totalling 3.5 hours colour and 1.5 hours hydrogen-alpha.

IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula

Mak-Newt 190mm f/5
Canon EOS300D modified
EQ6 Pro autoguided

43 x 5 minute exposures (colour) ISO800
plus
9 x 10 minute exposures (hydrogen-alpha) ISO800

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