Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  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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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 102mm Triplet APO CF

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF-8300M

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, f/6.3 Celestron

Software: PHD2 Guiding PHD 2.5  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  PhotoShop CS6  ·  Sequence Generator Pro SGP

Filters: Astrodon BLUE 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon RED 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon GREEN 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon Olll 36mm - 3nm

Accessory: Explore Scientific 2" Field Flattener  ·  Home Observatory (Self Designed)  ·  Orion Starshoot Autoguider  ·  MoonLite Crayford 2.5" Moonlight Motor Focuser

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

Astrometry.net 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.



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