Flaming Star Nebula

“The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) is a diffuse emission/reflection nebula in Auriga constellation. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae, a runaway star believed to originate in the Orion’s Belt area in Orion constellation.

The nebula is approximately 1,500 light years distant. It has an apparent magnitude of 6.0 and measures about 37’x19′ in size. It is five light years across… The nebula can be seen in a small telescope”

Source: http://www.constellation-guide.com

It was imaged through a Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII four inch refractor. Eighteen h-alpha images of 30 minutes each (8 hours) were stacked.

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