IC405 Flaming Star
DETAILS: Imaged at f5.75 with an LX200 10" (Hutech LPS filter) and SBIG ST-10XME with a hydrogen alpha filter, guided with an AO-7 adaptive optics device. Ten 10 minute images in hydrogen alpha light were processed using MaxIm DL and Photoshop image processing software.
COMMENTARY: IC 405, known as the Flaming Star Nebula, is a glowing gas and dust region in the Constellation Auriga, due to ionizing radiation from the bright star AE Aurigae. The Flaming Star Nebula is approximately 1600 light-years distant.