IC405 - "Flaming Star" Nebula in Auriga

 
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: The blue light in the nebula is reflection from the bright star, AE Aurigae, near the center of the image.
Captured on 3/13/09 from my backyard in SE Minnesota. Temperature: 25 F.; Humidity 60%
 
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