Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  16 Aur  ·  17 AR Aur  ·  18 Aur  ·  19 Aur  ·  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  Sh2-229  ·  Sh2-230  ·  Sh2-236  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur
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SH2-229, 



    
        

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SH2-229

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SH2-229

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics Redcat 51
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI533MC Pro
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Pro
Filters
Optolong L-eXtreme 2"
Accessories
ZWO ASIair Pro · ZWO EAF
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 19, 2021
Frames:
Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 23x600" (3h 50') (gain: 101.00) -10°C
Integration:
3h 50'
Darks:
10
Flats:
10
Bias:
10
Avg. Moon age:
7.13 days
Avg. Moon phase:
47.32%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

RA center: 05h16m23s.88

DEC center: +34°2611.2

Pixel scale: 1.574 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.942 degrees

Field radius: 1.860 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 6016x6016

Locations: Backyard, Belen, NM, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

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′.

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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SH2-229, 



    
        

            Joey Troy