Flaming star nebula, 



    
        

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Flaming star nebula, 



    
        

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Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 20, 2011
Frames:
59×300(4h 55′)
Integration:
4h 55′
Avg. Moon age:
24.81 days
Avg. Moon phase:
23.15%

Resolution: 2700x1948

File size: 2.8 MB

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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Flaming star nebula, 



    
        

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