IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: IC405 Flaming Star Nebula
Apparent RA: 5h 16m 50s  Apparent Dec:+34° 21 52
Constellation: Auriga
14 Jan 2007
Once more the 200mm SLR @ f3.5 combined with the Astrodon 6nm Ha filter and the Artemis 285 camera. I have combined 2x1200s exposures from saturday night plus 10x900s exposures from tonight to make this image of the IC410 and IC405 grouping.

To be honest I think the framing looks a bit squashed up, but I'm pleased at how much wispy stuff shows up between the main characters.

It is interesting to compare with my close up IC410 image that shows the famous tadpoles nicely.

Total integration time: 3h 10mins

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Captured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, DDP in maxim, thuggery in photoshop.

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 6nm Ha 2x1200s on 57 @ F3 f.l. 200 with Artemis 285 camera
Astrodon 6nm Ha 10x900s on 57 @ F3 f.l. 200 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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