My attempts at astro imaging

The Flaming Star Nebula


I took this from a friends house in Galloway, it’s amazing to visit these dark sky sites and great to image from them, there is no need for any light pollution filters as there are no towns of any real size nearby.

So, the target – the Flaming Star nebula or IC405, is an emission nebula in Auriga, the blue comes from the bright star AE Aurigaeis illuminating dust in the surrounding area. The red, as always, comes from Hydrogen gas, having an electron ‘blown away’ by the energy emitted from the star.

The image, was 3 hrs of 15minute exposures, taken with a QHY8 camera and the telescope was the usual 8″ F4 Newtonian Reflector.

FlamingStar-Rework2

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