Flaming Star Region – Wide Field

The Flaming Star Region, including the Flaming Star Nebula (Sh2-229, IC405), the Tadpole Nebula (Sh2-236, IC410), the Spider Nebula (Sh2-234, IC417), the Fly Nebula (Sh2-237), the Starfish Cluster (M38), and some more stuff. This is a wide field monochrome image using 3 hours of Ha data taken from my backyard in the light-polluted Frankfurt area […]

Flaming Star Nebula – IC405

The Flaming Star Nebula (IC405) is illuminated by the bright variable star AE Aurigae. Although it is mostly an emission nebula, the Flaming Star Nebula also has a reflection nebula component which is seen as blue filaments near AE Aurigae. This nebula is estimated to be about 1500 light years away and about 5 light-years […]