The Flaming Star IC405 and IC410 nebulae

IC405

The Flaming Star IC405 and IC410 nebulae as photographed from my backyard using a Nikon D810A and my Takahashi FSQ-85EDP astrograph. IC405 is about 1500 light years away from our planet and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of Auriga.

Tech Card

Date / Location

5th January 2022, Warwickshire, GMT+0, United Kingdom, TEMP: 20C, Bortle Class 4 ~SGM: 21.26 mag./arc sec2

Equipment

Camera: Nikon D810A

Imaging Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-85ED

Correcting Lens: Takahashi Flattener 1.01x (composite focal length at 455mm and focal ratio at f/5.4)

Mount: iOptron CEM25EC guided with Lacerta MGEN-II Superguider

Image Quality

14 bit RAW (NEF)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

ISO 1250, 27 x 240" subs

Total Integration Time

1hr 48mins

Calibration Frames

16 Darks, 48 Bias, 24 Flats

Software

PixInsight 1.8

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