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Photographer:

Stephen D Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, New Mexico

Date/Time of photo:

Nov 6, 7, and 8th 2013

Equipment:

Takahashi Epsilon 30D f/3.3 astrograph and a SBIG STF-8300c CCD camera on a Paramount

Description:

The Flaming Star Nebula, designated IC 405 or Caldwell 31, is found in the constellation Auriga. IC 405 is both an emission and reflection nebula and is associated with the star AE Aurigae. Total integration time was 6 hrs 50 min (41 x 10 min lights at -20 degrees C; 20 darks; 64 lights; 64 bias). Images were graded in Images Plus 5.0; subs were calibrated, registered, integrated, and processed in PixInsight 1.8 Ripley, with final adjustments in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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