Astrophotography IC 405 "Flaming Star Nebula" - IC 410 - NGC 1893

IC 405 “Flaming Star Nebula” – IC 410 – NGC 1893 from tonight’s imaging session, quite a dim target, and a hard to process, but quite happy with the end result. The lens is very good though. Sharp right across the field with little falloff. This is starting to be my best find for under £50.00


The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) is a diffuse emission/reflection nebula in Auriga constellation. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae, a runaway star believed to originate in the Orion’s Beltarea in Orion constellation.

The nebula is approximately 1,500 light years distant. It has a magnitude of 6.0 and measures about 37.0’x19.0′ in size. It is five light years across.

Its coordinates are 05h16m05s (right ascension) and 34°27’49’ (declination). The nebula can be seen in a small telescope.

Exposure: 27 x 4min exposures @ f4 iso 640 No darks, flats or Bias frames were used.

Lens: Mamiya Sekor f2.8 135mm @F4

Mount: HEQ5 Pro

Camera: Astro modified Nikon D7000

Processing: Adobe Photoshop and Astronomy Tools 1.6