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IC 405 and IC 410

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula, or Caldwell 31)

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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.

RA center: 79.054 degrees
DEC center: 34.398 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.218 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 113.028 degrees
Field radius: 0.488 degrees

Author: Francesco Antonucci

IC 405 & IC410 in the constellation of Auriga

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The Flaming Star Nebula officially known as IC 405 (upper-center), lies about 1500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of Auriga.
One and a half degree East from the Flaming Star Nebula is located IC 410, a region of faint nebulosity surrounding the open star cluster NGC 1893. The cluster itself is small and located just below center, underneath the central dust region of the nebula. This nebula contains complex wisps of gas and is a beautiful target for astrophotography. IC 410 is much more distant, 12,000 light years away, and much larger, 100 light years across, than the Flaming Star Nebula.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider
Focal reducers: Astro-Tech AT2FF
Software: Scott Davis AAPPS, Luc Coiffier’s DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6, BinaryRivers BackyardEOS
Filters: One-Shot Color, Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter
Dates: Dec. 31, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014, Jan. 4, 2014, Jan. 5, 2014
Frames:
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 104×300″ ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 59×180″ ISO1600
Integration: 11.6 hours
Darks: ~27
Flats: ~47
Flat darks: ~47
Bias: ~47

Author: Scott Davis
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
17 June 2014

Flaming Star Nebula

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The Flaming Star nebula lies about 1,500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 8″ f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph
Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8
Mounts: Celestron AVX
Focal reducers: Baader MPCC
Software: PixInsight
Filters: Orion SkyGlow 2″ Imaging Filter
Dates: Feb. 22, 2014
Frames:
Astrodon 3nm Ha: 8×600″ bin 2×2
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 4×420″ bin 2×2
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 4×420″ bin 2×2
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 4×420″ bin 2×2
Integration: 2.7 hours

Author: Charles Ward

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
30 March 2014

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
Frames:
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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Downtown Auriga

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Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

Rich in star clusters and nebulae, the ancient constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer, rides high in northern winter night skies. Spanning nearly 24 full moons (12 degrees) on the sky, this deep telescopic mosaic view recorded in January shows off some of Auriga’s most popular sights for cosmic tourists. The crowded field sweeps along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy in the direction opposite the galactic center. Need directions? Near the bottom of the frame, at the Charioteer’s boundary with Taurus the Bull, the bright bluish star Elnath is known as both Beta Tauri and Gamma Aurigae. On the far left and almost 300 light-years away, the busy, looping filaments of supernova remnant Simeis 147 cover about 150 light-years. Look toward the right to find emission nebula IC 410, significantly more distant, some 12,000 light-years away. Star forming IC 410 is famous for its embedded young star cluster, NGC 1893, and tadpole-shaped clouds of dust and gas. The Flaming Star Nebula, IC 405, is just a little farther along. Its red, convoluted clouds of glowing hydrogen gas are energized by hot O-type star AE Aurigae. Two of our galaxy’s open star clusters, Charles Messier’s M36 and M38 line up in the starfield above, familiar to many binocular-equipped skygazers.

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