Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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🔥The Flaming Star Nebula, 


🔥The Flaming Star Nebula
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🔥The Flaming Star Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Astrometry.net job: 3207177

RA center: 5h 22' 9"

DEC center: +34° 23' 31"

Pixel scale: 8.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.052 degrees

Field radius: 4.052 degrees

Resolution: 2989x2298

Locations: DeepSkyWest, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


The Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga is an amazing wide-field target. This nebula is definitely lit (by the energetic photons from super bright star AE Aurigae). The whole region is about 5 light years across and spans an area much larger than the Full Moon on our night sky: another stunning example of how I wish my eyes could stare more deeply at the stars.


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Sky plot


🔥The Flaming Star Nebula,