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The Flaming Star nebula or IC405, is an emission nebula in Auriga, the blue comes from the bright star AE Aurigaeis illuminating dust in the surrounding area. The red, as always, comes from Hydrogen gas, having an electron ‘blown away’ by the energy emitted from the star.

The image, was 3 hrs of 15minute exposures, taken with a QHY8 camera and the telescope was the usual 8″ F4 Newtonian Reflector.

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