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Contains:  Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 19Aur, The star 16Aur, The star 14Aur
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The flaming Star Nebula - Ha - IC405, 


            Thomas Richter
The flaming Star Nebula - Ha - IC405

The flaming Star Nebula - Ha - IC405

Technical card

Resolution: 3243x2324

Dates:Nov. 13, 2016

Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 6x600" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 13x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.2 hours

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 13.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.22%

Temperature: -4.00 job: 1326289

RA center: 79.059 degrees

DEC center: 34.054 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.719 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 124.934 degrees

Field radius: 1.506 degrees

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany


Object description (

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula[1] 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 K-class star Iota Aurigae. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away from Earth. 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-years across.



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  • The flaming Star Nebula - Ha - IC405, 


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    The flaming Star Nebula - Ha - IC405, 


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The flaming Star Nebula - Ha - IC405, 


            Thomas Richter