IC405 - "Flaming Star" Nebula in Auriga

 
IC 405, commonly known as the Flaming Star Nebula, is a large emission nebula located in central Auriga. It gets its name from the reflection of blue light from AE Aurigae, a very hot type O star.
Telescope: Takahashi TOA-NFB refractor
Cameras: Color: Modified Canon 650D (T4i); ISO 1600
Ha: ST-8300 w/ Astronomik 12nm filter
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guider: QHY 5L-II-M on 60mm guide scope
Exposures: Color: 30 @ 300 sec. (2.5 hrs.)
Ha: 30 @ 450 sec. (3.5 hrs.)
Processing: Color images were focused using a Bahtinov mask with live view. They were captured, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. The Ha images were captured, aligned, and combined in CCDSoft. An Ha-L frame was created and blended with the color image to produce the hybrid image in Photoshop. Sharpening and noise reduction was done with Topaz Detail and DeNoise.
Note: Color images were captured on 11/13-14/2020 from my backyard in SE Minnesota. Ha images were collected on 11/16-17/2020.
 
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