Flaming Star Nebula:  This is an approx. 5 LY extended emission and reflection nebula    in a distance of 1500 LY. It is generated by the blue-white star AE Aurigae in the center of the image. The red color comes from the excitation of the so-called H-alpha spectral line of hydrogen by the intensive star radiation. The blue parts are due to the reflection and diffraction of the light by small carbon particles dispersed in the hygrogen gas.

Object Flaming Star Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 0405
Constellation Auriga
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch, f/4.6 with Televue Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 15 x 10min IDAS LPS filter, 12 x 10min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop. H-alpha - RGB Composit
Location-Date Eningen,Germany - 24+28 Sep 2008
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