IC 405

Cocoon Nebula

Known as the Flaming Star Nebula, this image was taken in hydrogen alpha light. When shot in color there are brilliant reds and even blues in displayed in this image. There is a mix of emission and reflection nebula.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: IC 405
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Auriga
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 2200 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission & Reflection Nebula
Exposure: 240 minutes, 12 x 20 minute subs Ha Position: R.A. 05 hr 16 min , Dec +340 21'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 17 December 2007
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village