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Galactic Nebulae IC 405, 410: These two nebulae in the constellation of Auriga, very often separately shown in astro photographs, are displayed here together in this wide-angle view. At the top is IC 405, the so called Flaming Star Nebula, a combination of emission and reflection parts. Beneath is IC 410, a pure emission nebula with the young star cluster NGC 1893 in its center. IC 405 resides in a distance of about 1500 LY and IC 410 is in a distance of about 12000 LY. Also displayed are the Messier clusters M36 (at the bottom) and M38.

The image was composed from frames taken with three different narrow band filters letting pass only the H-alpha line of hydrogen, the [OIII] line of oxygen and the [SII] line uf sulfur. The composition was done using the socalled Hubble palette for arranging the colors.


Object Galactic Nebulae IC 405, 410-Wide-Field
Category Emission Line Images
Designation IC 0405, 0410
Constellation Auriga
Optics Canon EF lens 200mm 1:2.8 @ f/3.5
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 20min H-alpha, 6 x 10min [OIII] binning 2x2, 3 x 10min [SII] binning 2x2 Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Skywatcher ED80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5,Photoshop. Color Code R:[SII], G:H-alpha, B:[OIII]
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 13+21 Oct 2010
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