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Saturday, October 17

IC405 & IC410

IC405, better known as the Flaming Star Nebula is located in the constellation of Auriga. It surrounds the hot blue star AE Aurigae which energises the gas. The nebula is both an emission and reflection nebula region, hence the blue, red and purple colours. The nebula is about 1500 light years away and spans about 5 ly.

Nearby is IC410, 1.5 degrees across the sky from IC405.

The following image is a combination of 14 x 5 minute exposures at 1600ISO.

IC405 & IC410
William Optics ZS80 & Canon 300D
14 x minutes @ 1600ISO
EQ6 autoguided
Approx. fov 3 x 2 degrees

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