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IC405: Flaming Star Nebula




IC405: Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga

Imaged on 12/30/08
Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106 Refractor
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Camera: ST-10XME

CFW9 with Astrodon e-series filters
Exposures: 30 min RGB; 90 min Ha
Site: Red Cloud Road; Low Desert East Near Joshua Tree
Conditions: 41 degrees, no wind, excellent seeing

Region of Interstellal hydrogen and dark filaments of carbon-rich dust grains located approximately 1460 light years away.