Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405
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Flaming star nebula
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Technical card

Imaging cameras: Atik 314L+

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Syntreck

Focal reducers: FS78-f6

Software: PHD guiding  ·  PixInsight  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Starry Night Pro 6  ·  Maxim DL

Filters: Baader Planetarium H-Alpha Filter

Accessory: Lunatico Astronomia Guidescope


Dates:Dec. 20, 2011

Frames: 59x300" (4h 55')

Integration: 4h 55'

Avg. Moon age: 24.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.15%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 98977

RA center: 5h 16' 15"

DEC center: +34° 27' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.469 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.435 degrees

Field radius: 0.679 degrees


Resolution: 2700x1948

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′.[2] 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.[2] It is believed that the proper motion of the central star can be traced back to the Orion's Belt area.[2] The nebula is about 5 light-years across.[1]

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