IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula   TriColor

IC405 also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229,  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 nebula measures approximately 37.0′ x 19.0′, and lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth.  The nebula is about 5 light-years across.


IC405  20min Ha Subframe

IC405 20min Ha Subframes x 19 = 380 min combined image


IC405  20min OIII Subframe

IC405 20min OIII Subframes x 12 = 240 min combined image


 IC405  20min SII Subframe 

IC405 20min SII Subframes x 11 = 220 min combined image




Scope              TMB130mm

Camera           Apogee U8300

Mount               Atlas EQG

Filters               Astrodon  Ha5nm  OIII3nm  SII3nm

Exposures       Ha 6.3hrs    OIII 4hrs   SII 4hrs   20min subs

Location           Connellsville Pa.  Home Observatory     2012


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