Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  16 Aur  ·  17 AR Aur  ·  18 Aur  ·  19 Aur  ·  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC405  ·  IC410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  NGC1893  ·  Sh2-229  ·  Sh2-230  ·  Sh2-236  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur
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            Joey Troy
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Redcat 51

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQM 35 Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  ZWO ASI Air Pro

Dates:Feb. 19, 2021

Frames:Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 23x600" (gain: 101.00) -10C

Integration: 3.8 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 7.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 4236282

RA center: 5h 16' 23"

DEC center: +34° 26' 11"

Pixel scale: 1.574 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.942 degrees

Field radius: 1.860 degrees

Resolution: 6016x6016

Locations: Backyard, Belen, NM, United States

Data source: Backyard


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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            Joey Troy