Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

IC 405 and IC 410








IC 405 (to the right) – 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. To the left – IC 410, a Tadpole Nebula, which is home to a pair of intriguing structures popularly known as the “tadpoles.” These are clumps of gas and dust left over from the formation of the cluster, and are likely forming yet new stars within them. The tails of the tadpoles are caused by the radiation pressure and solar wind from the stars of NGC 1893; note how they point away from the star cluster.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 70-200 f4 IS L
Imaging cameras: Canon 600 astro-modificated
Mounts: Skywatcher Star Adventurer B
Software: DeepSkyStacker,  Photoshop, Fitswork
Filters: Astronomik Clip-Filter (EOS) / CLS
Resolution: 2601×1732
Dates: Feb. 7, 2015
Frames: 67×75″
Integration: 1.4 hours
Avg. Moon age: 17.46 days
Avg. Moon phase: 91.98%
RA center: 79.593 degrees
DEC center: 34.008 degrees
Pixel scale: 5.809 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -132.561 degrees
Field radius: 2.522 degrees
Locations: My little home Observatory in Düsseldorf, Niederkassel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Author: Olli67