Flaming Star – IC 405 Redux

Flaming Star Nebula
IC 405
11/27/2014
Auriga
BrewSky Observatory, Casa Grande, AZ
Takahashi Sky90 on Paramount, SBig ST2000XM Camera/Filter Wheel
−10°C
# Exp (min) Filter Bin Net Time (min)
10 10 Red 1×1 100
14 10 Green 1×1 140
13 10 Blue 1×1 130
14 10 HAlpha 1×1 140
9 10 Lum 1×1 90
Total 10 hr
Calibrated in Maxim
Aligned/Stacked/Processed in PixInsight
IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/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 naked-eye K-class star Hassaleh. The nebula measures approximately 37.0′ x 19.0′, and lies about 1,500 light-years away. 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. – Wikipedia

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