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Contains:  Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 16Aur

Image of the day 01/28/2019

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    Flaming Star Nebula IC405, 





    
        

            Barry Wilson
    Flaming Star Nebula IC405

    Flaming Star Nebula IC405

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3296x2474

    Dates:Jan. 7, 2019

    Frames:
    Astrodon 5nm Ha: 31x1200" bin 1x1
    Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 24x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 24x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 24x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance E-Series: 48x600" bin 1x1

    Integration: 30.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 1.29 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 1.88%

    Astrometry.net job: 2483903

    RA center: 78.976 degrees

    DEC center: 33.974 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.096 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 90.849 degrees

    Field radius: 1.200 degrees

    Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

    Description

    From Wikipedia: IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission and reflection nebula 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 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.

    Fortunately this target sits wonderfully in the FOV of the FSQ106 and QSI683 scale at 2.1"/px. The main goal with processing this image was to display the marvellous blue reflection nebula that seems to float above the spiky highly textured Ha emission nebula.

    Data acquisition: Barry Wilson & Steve Milne
    Processing: Barry Wilson

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    Flaming Star Nebula IC405, 





    
        

            Barry Wilson