My attempts at astro imaging

Flaming Star Nebula


I’m not 100% happy with this, the collimation of the scope is out as I need to apply a new silicon  pad to the mirror to stop collimation changing when the position of the scope changes, also there is not enough data in this set, its only 9X 20mi subs so I had to do a bit of noise reduction….

Anyway, IC405, the Flaming Star Nebula is in Auriga, the star in question is a runaway star, ejected from somewhere else wandering through space – the light from the star illuminates the dust in blue and the Ultra Violet light excites the Hydrogen gas in this area causing it to glow red.  It’s approximately 1500 light years distant from us and spans around 5 light years.

 

flamingstarnebula

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