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Flaming Star IC405

 

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Scope: MN152 "Levy" Mak-Newt 150 mm at f/4.8,  Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   8 December 2012, Camera: ST8300M

Exposure: 16 x 10 minutes H-Alpha (1x1 bin),  10 x 5 minutes UV-IR Block Luminance (1x1 bin), 8 x 4 minutes RGB Exposures (2x2 bin) 

 

Processing: Data Collection -  CCDSoft (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, central gradient removal, and color equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, HaRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a HaRGB combine with Ha channel and total RGB matched to minimize color shift.    Selective sharpening was applied to nebula features.   IR data was co-registered to the Ha data stack in Astroart and blended to red and green on the IR included images.  Final Image size is approximately 2400 x 1800.

North is up in this image. IC 405 is also known as the "Flaming Star Nebula", Sharpless 229 or Caldwell 31. It is an emission / reflection nebula in the constellation of Auriga. This nebula lies approximately 1.500 light years distant from Earth.   This image replaces an earlier image in the archives here.  The Horizontal FOV is 88'.

Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 05h 16m 25s Dec: +3421'46" 

 

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Infrared Data Blended into IC 405 RGB image

Here WISE  12 micrometer sensor data is blended into the RGB image of IC 405 - data is "add" applied into Green "screen" applied into Red. 

CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE. A BLINK COMPARISON with and without the IR data is HERE

 

 

Hydrogen Alpha Emission ONLY IMAGE:

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Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Infrared Data Blended into HA 405 Ha image

Here WISE  12 micrometer sensor data is blended into the Ha image of Ha 405 (converted to RGB for IR blending) - data is "add" applied into Green "screen" applied into Red. 

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"This publication makes use of data products from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."

 

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