This area, in central Auriga, contains two of the most beautiful objects of the Northern skies, the nebulae IC405 (at right) and IC410 (at center left). The first is a diffuse emission nebula, which contains the famous star AE Aurigae. This is the prototype of the so called "Runaway stars", which are stars with a high speed. The star is a blue giant, and its light is reflected from the gaseous area in the neighborhood (the blue nebula in the upper part of IC405). The other (IC410) is an emission nebula which surrounds the open cluster NGC1893.
- Exposure : two 55 min. positive scanned with Minolta ScanDual III, blended with Picture Window 2.5Pro and enhanced with Photoshop 6.0
- Telescope : Takahashi FS-102 at F/6 with focal reducer on a Losmandy G11
- Guiding : ST4 on a Vixen 80/910mm.
- Film : unhypered Kodak Ektachrome E200 Professional developed at 400 ISO
- Location : Piano di Nivolet (Val d'Aosta) - 2600mt. height
- Date : October 04, 2002
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