The Flaming star nebula, IC 405, surrounds the star AE Aurigae. This is the star in the purplish area of the image and is noteworthy because its a runaway, believe to have been ejected from the Orion nebula. It is flying through this area of gas and dust creating the wonderful display of colors.
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|Telescope||AP130 @ f4.5 w/AP telecompressor|
|Camera||Canon 350D, Hutech modified type I|
|Exposure||Stack of 35, 6 minute exposures at ISO 800|
|Notes||52°F, 87%rh, very good transparancy|
Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2