Contains: Flaming Star nebula, IC 405
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SH2-229, Flaming Star Nebula, Auriga

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Imaging telescope or lens: RCOS 10" F7

Imaging camera: FLI PL-16803

Mount: Astro-Physics AP 1200

Guiding telescope or lens: Borg Mini 50mm Guidescope

Guiding camera: SBIG STi

Software: CCDWare CCD AutopilotPixInsightphotoshopMaxim DL

Filter: FLI RG 50D Ha

Resolution: 4032x4032

Dates: Feb. 13, 2015

Frames: 9x1200"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.10%

Astrometry.net job: 543961

RA center: 79.078 degrees

DEC center: 34.458 degrees

Orientation: -1.435 degrees

Field radius: 0.803 degrees

Locations: Deerlick Astronomy Village, Sharon, GA, None

Description

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae 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.[1]

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SH2-229, Flaming Star Nebula, Auriga , 




    

        Chuck Faranda