IC405 - "Flaming Star Nebula" in Auriga

IC 1805 (Sh2-229, Caldwell 31) is commonly known as the Flaming Star Nebula. This is an emission/ reflection nebula. The "flaming" is attributed to reflection of the bright (type O) star AE Aurigae at its center.

This nebula lies approximately 1500 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It spans five light years

Lenses: Color: Canon 300mm f/4
Ha: 300 Takumar @f/5.6
Cameras: Color: Modified Canon 650D; Raw capture; ISO 800
Ha: ST-8300 w/Astronik 12nm filter
Mounts: Color:Orion Sirius
Ha: iOptron CEM60
Guiding: Orion SSAG on 50mm Stellarvue finder scope

Color: 30 @ 5 min.
Ha:: 20 @ 7.5 min.


Color images were calibrated, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. Ha images were obtained, aligned, and combined in CCDSoft. The color and Ha images were aligned in RegiStar. They were blended and adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied to the final image.


Color images were taken from my backyard obervatory on 11/7-8/15. Ha images were taken on 11/21-22/20.

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