Description

IC410 (at left) is a region of faint nebulosity (compared to its brighter neighbour IC405 – The Flaming Star Nebula) which surrounds the open cluster NGC1893.

IC410 lies approximately 12.000 light years away in the constellation of Auriga.

IC405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula surrounds the variable star AE Aurigae.
The nebula lies at a distance of about 1.500 light years and spans 5 light years across.
Radiation from AE Aurigae causes the gas in IC 405 to glow red, while dust creates the blue reflection nebula near the star.

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Object info
Name IC410 & IC405
Type Emission/reflection nebula
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 05h 16m 05s
Declination +34° 27′ 49″
Distance 12.000 ly + 1.500 ly
Other designations Sh2-229, Caldwell 31, LBN807
Image info
Image date Dec. 29, 2008
Light frames 47x 7 min. @ ISO800 – Baader UHC-S
Total integration 5h 29m
Dark frames 45x
Flat frames 40x
Bias frames 30x
Software used DSLRFocus, Pixinsight LE, ImagesPlus, Photoshop CS2
Processing DSLRFocus was used for focussing. All separate frames were calibrated, aligned and stacked in ImagesPlus 2.8.
“Dynamic Background Extraction” (DBE) was done in PixInsight. Photoshop CS2 was used for further processing, curves adjustment, levels adjustment,etc.
Equipment info
Telescope TMB/LOMO 80/480
Corrector Televue 2″ TRF 2008 flattener/reducer (FL: 384mm f/4.8)
Mount Losmandy G-11
Camera Canon 350D
Guide camera Atik 1HS Mono
Guide scope Vixen VMC110L
Autoguide software Guidemaster
Filters 2″ Baader UHC-S
Location Landgraaf, The Netherlands
Image comments

The image is a “Pseudo” LRGB image. An artificial “L” component was added to the RGB image.