PhotographerStephen D Pastor
Location of photoMayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photoNov 6, 7, and 8th 2013
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon 30D f/3.3 astrograph and a SBIG STF-8300c CCD camera on a Paramount
DescriptionThe 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.