Flaming Star Nebula – 5 downloadable high quality HA, OIII, and RGB master FITS files.

Flaming Star Nebula master FITS files for this image are available for download.

Download 5 extremely clean, stacked, aligned and calibrated H-Alpha, Oiii, and RGB master FITS files from Dropbox for use in your astrophotography projects (with attribution). Total integration time = 24 hrs. 30 min. After you complete payment, Astro La Vista Observatory will email you a link for your Dropbox downloads. Images acquired by Jim Matzger, Astro La Vista Observatory.

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Below is a processed color image showing an interior closeup of a portion of the Flaming Star Nebula that was created by processing 310 stacked, calibrated, and aligned H-Alpha, Oxygen and RGB sub images. It shows the distinctive blue color of a reflection nebula near the star AE Aurigae and the pink color of ionized gas elsewhere in the image.

According to the “Annals of the Deep Sky” by Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb, one of the discoverers, Max Wolf, set the stage for the naming of the nebula. “In a paper he described AE Aurigae as ‘a burning body from which several enormous curved flames seem to break out like gigantic prominences.’ He urged spectroscopists to observe this ‘flaming star . . ., which seems physically connected with the nebulous matter.'”

Flaming Star Nebula H-Alpha, Oxygen, RGB
Flaming Star RGB\HA\OIII processed Image

An H-Alpha image is especially detailed and stunning when taken with long exposures and an ultra narrowband filter.

Flaming Star H-Alpha
Flaming Star H-Alpha processed image

I have to say that this has to be one of the finest sets of sub images that I have ever taken. The sub images were taken at the Astro La Vista Observatory in Prescott,AZ. with an APM 152mm 1200mm focal length ED APO refractor mounted on an Astro Physics 1100GTO mount with encoders. The imaging camera was a QSI 690wsg with a Lodestar guider. The imaging field of view was only .366 degrees and the pixel scale was .626 arc seconds per pixel.

Frames were taken in October and November of 2020 as follows:

Astrodon Gen2E Red: 90×60″ (1 hr. 30″) bin 1×1

Astrodon Gen 2E Green: 90×60″ (1 hr. 30″) bin 1×1

Astrodon Gen 2E Blue: 90×60″ (1 hr. 30″) bin 1×1

Astrodon Tru-Balance 3nm OIII: (20×1800″) bin 1×1

Astrodon Tru-Balance 3nm Ha: (20×1800″) bin 1×1

As you might be aware, Astrodon filters have been the gold standard for astro imaging. The ultra narrow band filters are expensive and often not readily available.

It takes a very robust imaging setup to achieve the precision necessary to get 1800 second subs with a 6 inch 1200mm refractor. I hope you can utilize these exquisite images to produce your own work of art with attribution.

Images acquired by Jim Matzger, Astro La Vista Observatory.

Flaming Star Nebula master FITS files for this image are available for download.

Download 5 extremely clean, stacked, aligned and calibrated H-Alpha, Oiii, and RGB master FITS files from Dropbox for use in your astrophotography projects (with attribution). Total integration time = 24 hrs. 30 min. After you complete payment, Astro La Vista Observatory will email you a link for your Dropbox downloads. Images acquired by Jim Matzger, Astro La Vista Observatory.

$99.99

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