C31 Flaming Star Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire.

Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, Astro physics 0.67 reducer.

Nebula in the constellation Auriga.

Normal colour image trying to capture some of the blue reflection component of this nebula.

Reflection issue from the bright star and my focal reducer. Cropped the image remove the problem.

Used a photoshop layer mask to reduce star brightness and stop them overpowering the image.

Data collected on two nights. 30th November & 3rd December 2016.

LRGB image with 7 hours of data. 13 x Lum 5 x Red 5 x Green 5 x Blue 15 minute exposures.