Derby and District Astronomical Society

Caldwell 31 (IC 405)
The Flaming Star Nebula

Reflection and Emission Nebula in Auriga      RA 05h 16m 12s  Dec +34d 16m 00s

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Adrian Brown took this image of the Flaming Star Nebula (Caldwell 31/IC 405) in Auriga over a few nights in December 2006 and January 2007. It was created from ten 30 minute exposures through a 6nm Astronomik hydrogen-alpha filter. For imaging Adrian used an ATIK ATK16HR camera through a Skywatcher 80ED Pro refractor at f7.5. This was guided using an ATIK ATK-2HS camera through a Skywatcher 80T refractor. The set up was mounted on a Celestron CGE mount. Also see the nebula IC 410 which is part of the same complex.

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