IC405 - "Flaming Star" Nebula in Auriga

IC 405, the Flaming Star Nebula, is an emission nebula located in central Auriga. It gets its name from the reflection of blue light from AE Aurigae, a very hot type O star.
Telescope: Orion 120ED
Camera: Canon XS (1000D); Hutech modified; ISO 1600
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Guider: Orion SSAG on Komura 300mm lens
Exposures: Ha: 36 @ 300 sec. (Astrodon 6nm filter)
Color: 10 @ 300 sec.
Processing: Images were focused, converted, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. The Ha and RGB images were aligned in RegiStar and the composite was created and adjusted in PhotoshopCS2. Finally, some noise reduction was done with Grain Surgery.
Note: Captured on 3/13/09 from my backyard in SE Minnesota. Temperature: 25 F.; Humidity 60%
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