IC 405

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Observation place
New Mexico


TelescopeAstroSysteme Austria N8 - Dia. 200mm (8 ''), focal length 720mm, f / 3,6
MountParamount ME
Imaging cameraApogee Alta U8300 regulated at -30o Celsius
Image typeHa (RGB)
ExhibitionHa (5 x 15 'bin 1 × 1), Red (3 x 5' bin 2 × 2), Green (3 x 5 'bin 2 × 2) and Blue (3 x 5' bin 2 × 2)
TreatmentPhotoshop and PixInsight

Object description

Object typeEmission and reflection nebula "The Flaming Star Nebula"
Visual magnitude9
Distance1600 light years
Diameter9 light years
Dimension seen from Earth30 x 19 arc minutes
The Blazing Star Nebula (IC405) is a large nebula that has the appearance of a scattered, pale cloud of gas. Some of its structures are similar to those of the Veil Nebula in the Cygnus. It is illuminated by the star AE of the Coachman. It is a chance encounter between a fast moving star and a cloud of interstellar matter. It is a very interesting object to photograph with many details. It is visible with a small telescope towards the constellation of Coachman.
Richard Beauregard
Sky Astro - CCD
My impression "We cannot be alone in this gigantic universe"