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IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula
30' x 30'
1500 light years
Hyperion 12.5" Astrograph
ST-402 - OAG
Luminance: 7 x 15-min, 4 x 10-min Frames Bin 1x1
Color: 5 x 10-min frames each R, G, B
Acquisition with CCD Commander & MaxIm DL
Calibration with CCD Stack
Processing with Adobe CS4
Color frames taken with 1st quarter moon
Seeing was ok but the moon caused loss of contrast, and gradients
Needs a few more hours to bring out the faint nebulosity. It is a rather faint object.
Guiding was ok for dec (.7 rms error) but a little worse in ra (0.9 rms error).
The image above is at 1/16th scale (~1k x 1k)