Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  IC 405
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IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula
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IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula

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IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula
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IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  SGP Pro  ·  EQMOD

Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25" R  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 H-alpha  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster PoleMaster  ·  Lunatico Astronomia EZ60+QHY5 II  ·  Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo 2


Dates:Feb. 19, 2020Feb. 24, 2020Feb. 25, 2020Feb. 26, 2020

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 H-alpha: 20x600" (3h 20') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25" R: 40x120" (1h 20') bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B: 40x120" (1h 20') bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G: 40x120" (1h 20') bin 2x2

Integration: 7h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 7.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.73%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4026221

RA center: 05h16m03s

DEC center: +34°2548

Pixel scale: 1.761 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 166.278 degrees

Field radius: 0.814 degrees


Resolution: 2660x2000

Locations: Mi casa, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain

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.

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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IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle