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"Interstellar space". Nebulosity and star clusters in Auriga. - [BBC S@N Magazine - April 2012] | by MikeWPhotos
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"Interstellar space". Nebulosity and star clusters in Auriga. - [BBC S@N Magazine - April 2012]

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out.

 

Target: This is the Flaming Star Nebula (right) and NGC 1893 (left) in Auriga with a little bit of Phi Auriga thrown in (top left).

Date: Tuesday 1st November 2011

Equipment: Orion ED80T CF (80mm triplet APO), Astronomik CLS, TRF-2008 x0.8 reducer/flattener, QHY8L CCD.

 

A total of 13 x 5 minute and 3 x 7 minute exposures. (If I were to try again, I’ll use 10 minute exposures but this could be tricky from home due to light pollution)

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Taken on November 2, 2011