View Full Version : IC 405 the Flaming Star nebula

2013-Jun-04, 01:04 AM
IC 405 the Flaming Star nebula (http://coatesastrophotography.com/p840667703/h51effdd0#h51effdd0) is an emission and a reflection nebula located in the constellation of Auriga about 1,500 light years away. The central blue region is from light reflecting off of dust granules from the nearby star AE Auriga.
Imaged December 19, 2012, January 9 and January 10, 2013 from Ocala, Florida.
RGB data: 6 minute exposure (each channel) stacked in DSS for a total of 3 hours
Ha data: 15minute exposure stacked in DSS for a total of 4 hours.
Click here to view Ha image. (http://coatesastrophotography.com/p870653602/h505bc822#h505bc822)
Orion 80mm EON
Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG
QSI 683ws
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
7nm Baader Ha filter
http://coatesastrophotography.com/img/s8/v77/p1374682576-3.jpg (http://coatesastrophotography.com/p840667703/h51effdd0#h51effdd0)

2013-Jun-04, 06:05 PM
Wow man, thats is amazing. I have yet to find a DSO in my EP yet. I think where I live there is too much light pollution. Nice pictures!

2013-Jun-08, 02:48 PM
I'm afraid you are not going to see many nebula through an eyepiece unless you have DARK, dark skies. Orion nebula can be easily seen as it looks grey through an EP. Another good EP target that can be seen resonably well in LP skies is the Ring, Dumbell, the Crab, Orion and many planetary nebula and globular clusters. Keep in mind that the human eye will not be able to pick up colors so many of these DSO will appear grey.