IC 405: Flaming Star Nebula

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IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula) 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 starHassaleh. 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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Guiding cameras: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Software: Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, Cyanogen Maxim DL Pro 5
Filters: Astrodon 3nm SII, Astrodon 3nm OIII, Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm
Dates: Sept. 30, 2013, Oct. 2, 2013, Oct. 3, 2013
Locations: My back deck
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 10×900″ bin 1×1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 10×900″ bin 1×1
Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 17×900″ bin 1×1
Integration: 9.2 hours

Autor: coles44

13 March 2014

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