Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 19Aur
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Randal Healey
IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula
Powered byPixInsight

IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula

Technical card


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

Frames:
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

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′. 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.

Comments

Author

RandalHealey
Randal Healey
License: None (All rights reserved)
1790
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Randal Healey

In these public groups

Cloudy Nights