IC 405 & IC410 in the constellation of Auriga

The Flaming Star Nebula officially known as IC 405 (upper-center), lies about 1500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of Auriga.
One and a half degree East from the Flaming Star Nebula is located IC 410, a region of faint nebulosity surrounding the open star cluster NGC 1893. The cluster itself is small and located just below center, underneath the central dust region of the nebula. This nebula contains complex wisps of gas and is a beautiful target for astrophotography. IC 410 is much more distant, 12,000 light years away, and much larger, 100 light years across, than the Flaming Star Nebula.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider
Focal reducers: Astro-Tech AT2FF
Software: Scott Davis AAPPS, Luc Coiffier’s DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6, BinaryRivers BackyardEOS
Filters: One-Shot Color, Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter
Dates: Dec. 31, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014, Jan. 4, 2014, Jan. 5, 2014
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 104×300″ ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 59×180″ ISO1600
Integration: 11.6 hours
Darks: ~27
Flats: ~47
Flat darks: ~47
Bias: ~47

Author: Scott Davis
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
17 June 2014