Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC405  ·  Sh2-229
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IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula, 


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IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph

Mounts: Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS Extended

Filters: Baader Blue  ·  Baader Green  ·  Baader Red  ·  Baader Luminance

Dates:Dec. 22, 2017

5x120" bin 2x2
Baader Green: 5x120" bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 10x120" bin 1x1
Baader Red: 5x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~5

Avg. Moon age: 3.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.19%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 1874236

RA center: 5h 16' 7"

DEC center: +34° 25' 12"

Pixel scale: 2.433 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 145.966 degrees

Field radius: 0.912 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1811

Locations: SkyPi Remote Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory


IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae.

Imaged on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).


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IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula, 


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