|Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
The Flaming Star Nebula, also called IC405, is composed mostly of hydrogen gas ionized by the bright star AE
Aurigae. Hydrogen gas glows red when excited. A smaller focus immediately around the star glows blue, due to dust
This image combined 55 minutes of H-alpha exposures with 25 minutes of green and red and 55 minutes of blue
exposures. I used an ST10XME camera through a Takahashi Sky 90 telescope with a focal reducer.
Music: Light My Fire, by the Doors