RCOS 16" RC @ f/8.4
Astrodon Series I LRGB

L= 15 min x 9, 1x1
R= 15 min x 8, 1x1
G= 15 min x 8, 1x1
B= 15 min x 8, 1x1

Data acquired at NMS

Processed with CCD
Inspector,  CCDsoft,
Registar, Sigma
Combine, Neat Image,
and Adobe PS
The Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
(IC 405) is a combination emission
and relection nebula.  Other than
its main nebulous components, IC
405 contains the famous star AE
Aurigae. This is classified as a
"runaway" star, since observations
over a period of 50 years suggest
that AE Aurigae has undergone
cross motion in the plane of the
sky by about 1450 AU.  The
current hypothesis is that the star
was ejected from the Trapezium in
the Orion Nebula after a collision
about 2 million years ago!

The RGB data for this image was
originally acquired by Steve
Menaker in 2007. Steve Mazlin
recently acquired additional
luminance data and processed it
into an LRGB.
   Flaming Star Nebula -- IC405
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HERE for a widefield version