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Contains:  NGC 1893, IC 410, Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 19Aur, The star 16Aur
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IC 405 & IC410 - The Flaming Star and the Tadpoles, 


            Michel Makhlouta
IC 405 & IC410 - The Flaming Star and the Tadpoles

IC 405 & IC410 - The Flaming Star and the Tadpoles

Technical card

Resolution: 4564x3450

Dates:Oct. 29, 2019Oct. 31, 2019

ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm: 84x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm OIII 7nm: 55x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 2.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 3043740

RA center: 5h 18' 36"

DEC center: +33° 56' 20"

Pixel scale: 2.012 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.849 degrees

Field radius: 1.599

Locations: Home, Batroun, North, Lebanon

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. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission nebula IC 410, 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.

IC 410 is a dusty emission nebula that lies about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Auriga. The cloud of glowing gas is over 100 light-years across, sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from embedded open star cluster NGC 1893. Formed in the interstellar cloud a mere 4 million years ago, bright cluster stars are seen just below the prominent dark dust cloud near picture center. Two relatively dense streamers of material trailing away from the nebula's central regions. Potentially sites of ongoing star formation, these cosmic tadpole shapes are about 10 light-years long.

Source: Wikipedia & APOD



Michel Makhlouta
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IC 405 & IC410 - The Flaming Star and the Tadpoles, 


            Michel Makhlouta