Observation by Paul Anthony Brierley: Nebulae in Auriga

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Paul Anthony Brierley


Paul Anthony Brierley


2021 Jan 06 - 18:00


2021 Jan 10 - 12:47


The Flaming Star Nebula (IC405)

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Field centre

RA: 05h18m
Dec: +33°57'
Position angle: +10°47'

Field size

3°23' × 2°13'

  • William Optics Z61
  • Astro modified Canon 600d
  • Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2 GOTO

240 seconds each


Macclesfield Cheshire

Target name

IC 405 and IC 410


Nebulae in Auriga

About this image

This is my first go at Narrowband imaging with a color camera.

My choice of The Flaming Star nebula was simple. This area of my sky is quite high now during the early evenings. And I've been wanting to use my new Optolong l-eNhance filter with my camera and telescope for some time. IC 410 and IC 405 seemed like a good target to see whether the filter was as good as they say. Thankfully it was. 

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