IC 405

The Flaming Star Nebula is both a reflection and emission nebula. The reflection part (blue in this image) surrounds the hot blue star AE Aurigae - or "Flaming Star". This beautiful area of nebulosity is located in the northern constellation of Auriga. Its distance from earth is estimated to be around 1500 light years.

OTA:  William Optics Star71

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII  (3nm)

Mount:  AP Mach1

Exposure:  Ha:SII:OIII     180:80:120 (m)

Data obtained:  September 2014

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory