IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula

IC405 is an emission nebula, also known as Caldwell 31, found in the constellation of Auriga. It is around 1500 light years away and is about 5 light years across.

This image consists of 22 x 10 min sub-exposures using a Megrez 90 telescope and Atik 460EX mono CCD camera with an Astrodon 3nm Ha filter. The image has been made artificially red using a Noel’s action in Photoshop.