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IC 405 : Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga

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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Photograph Information
LocationClearfield Observatory
TelescopeAP130 @ f4.5 w/AP telecompressor
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 35, 6 minute exposures at ISO 800
Notes52°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

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