IC 405 the Flaming Star nebula is an emission and a reflection nebula located in the constellation of Auriga about 1,500 light years away. The central blue region is from light reflecting off of dust granules from the nearby star AE Auriga.
Imaged December 19, 2012, January 9 and January 10, 2013 from Ocala, Florida.
RGB data: 6 minute exposure (each channel) stacked in DSS for a total of 3 hours
Ha data: 15minute exposure stacked in DSS for a total of 4 hours.Click here to view Ha image.
Orion 80mm EON
Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
7nm Baader Ha filter