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



    
        

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Flaming star nebula
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Equipment

Imaging Cameras
Atik 314L+
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6 Syntreck
Filters
Baader Planetarium H-Alpha Filter
Accessories
Lunatico Astronomia Guidescope · FS78-f6
Software
Maxim DL · PixInsight · DeepSkyStacker · PHD guiding · Starry Night Pro 6

Acquisition details

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: 05h16m15s.8

DEC center: +34°2700

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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