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Dimensions1368 x 994
Original file size7.8 MB
Image typeTIFF
IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula

IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula

A portion of the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405), an interesting combination of emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga.

I did a combination of techniques to incorporate the blue channel of the reflection nebula into the narrowband of the emission nebula. As such, instead of just doing a HOO (Hydrogen-Alpha/Oxygen III) mixture, I did a Ha/OIII/OIII-Blue blend. As such it is a bit closer to an RGB color than just the typical narrowband color scheme.

Technical Data:

Camera: Atik 314L+
Scope: Orion EON 80ED
Guide Camera: Starlight XPress Lodestar x2
Filters: Astrodon 3nm Ha, 3nm OIII, Blue
Integration: Total - 27 hrs 20min
Date of Acquisition: 28-31 Nov, 2021
Location: StarStalker Observatory, Idaho
Ha: 52x900s, OIII: 34x1200s, Blue: 12x900s