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Contains:  Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 19Aur
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IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula, 


            Randal Healey
IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula
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IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula

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Dates:Sept. 5, 2019Sept. 6, 2019

Astrodon Ha 5nm, OIII 3nm, SII 3nm: 42x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters: 66x180" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 10.3 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 7.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.47%

Basic astrometry details job: 3167515

RA center: 5h 16' 5"

DEC center: +34° 15' 43"

Pixel scale: 1.067 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.983 degrees

Field radius: 1.264 degrees

Resolution: 6837x5098

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory


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′. 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.



Randal Healey
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IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula, 


            Randal Healey

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