Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410), 


            Matt Harbison
Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410)
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Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410)

Acquisition details

Jan. 5, 2016
Avg. Moon age:
25.07 days
Avg. Moon phase:

RA center: 05h19m20s.9

DEC center: +33°5016

Pixel scale: 4.765 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -169.030 degrees

Field radius: 1.657 degrees

Resolution: 620x467

File size: 284.2 KB

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States


Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Nebula (IC 410) shown in HALRGB. Taken during the new moon of January at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

From wiki-

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. Its celestial coordinates are RA 05h 16.2m dec +34° 28′. 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. It is believed that the proper motion of the central star can be traced back to the Orion's Belt area. The nebula is about 5 light-yearsacross.

IC 410- NGC 1893 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga. The star cluster is imbedded in an HII Region.

Integration details:

HA- 12 x 900s 1x1

L - 12 x 300s 1x1

R- 12 x 300s 1x1

G- 12 x 300s 1x1

B- 12 x 300s 1x1


Williams Optics Star 71

ATIK 383L+ Mono


Software Used:

Acquired with Sequence Generator Pro

Calibrated with Pixinsight

Exported with level adjustments in Photoshop


Sky plot

Sky plot


Flaming Star Nebula (IC-405) & Tadpole Nebula (IC410), 


            Matt Harbison