C31 Flaming Star Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Teleskop service 8″ Boren simon power newtonian, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

Emission and reflection nebula in constellation of Auriga.

Manged to capture some of the purple reflection component near the two bright stars in the centre of the image.

used a hygrogen alpha filter to include the surrounding dim nebulosity in my image. Used 2×2 binning to cut down the exposure times.

HaRGB Image with 2 hours and 50 minutes of data. 9 x Ha, 9 x Red, 8 x Green, 8 x Blue 5 minute exposures. 2×2 binning.