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.
|| Canon XS (1000D); Hutech modified;
|| Losmandy G-11
|| Orion SSAG on Komura 300mm
|| Ha: 36 @ 300 sec. (Astrodon
Color: 10 @ 300 sec.
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.
||Captured on 3/13/09
from my backyard in SE Minnesota. Temperature: 25 F.; Humidity 60%
to Nebula Index