Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Flaming Star

It's not the greatest, but here is an image of IC 405, the Flaming Star nebula. I shot this through my Meade SN10 with my Canon DSLR. I originally planned on shooting a lot of images of this object, but ended up with only 3 after a pre-maturely dead battery. For what it is worth, here is the result of stacking 3 four minute images shot at ISO 1600. The Flaming Star nebula is so named because the radiation given off by the brightest star causes the nebula to glow and resembles a flame coming off the star. It is more noticeable with more exposure time. I will definitely have to try this again.

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