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Flames and Baby Frogs

Flaming Star, Tadpoles, and M 38

January 11th, 2018

The gem of Auriga, this is a huge region of ionized hydrogen that is spectacular even visually. Dotted with open clusters like M 38 in the bottom left corner of the image, Auriga is an appealing target.  The flaming star nebula, top, is hydrogen gas being energized by the star AE Auriga. The tadpoles (below the flaming star) are very small in this feild but can be seen if one zooms in. They are both surrounded by residual gas and dust from our milky way.

Captured on: November 22, 2017

Gear:
Canon 200mm F/2.8L @ F/3.5
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:

Halpha: ZWO 7nm Ha filter(1.25″), 20x180s, -10C, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain

Total Aquisition of 2hrs

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP

Thanks for looking!