IC405: Flaming Star Nebula
A red emission/blue reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It glows at an overall magnitude of +6.0 and is located near the emission nebula IC 410, the open clusters M38 and M36, and the naked-eye K-class star Hassaleh. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away. The nebula is about 5 light-years across.
I have processed the background to bring out the wispy nebulosity using the technique described by Rogelio Bernal Andreo in the book "Lessons from the Masters", edited by Rob Gendler in the Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, which is heartily recommended.
Orion Optics UK AG16 Astrograph: SBIG 11000 CM: Titan Mount, Photoshop, Pixinsight
24 x 10 minutes (4hrs) with IDAS D1 filter
Data capture : 5th to 25th October 2014