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IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula in the Hubble Palette

IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula in the Hubble Palette

IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula - Hubble Palette SHO

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 K-class star Iota Aurigae. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away from Earth. 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 telescope or lens:Orion EON 115mm ED APO Triplet Refractor
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mount:ORION HDX-110 EG-G
Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 70 mm Multi-Use Finderscope
Guiding camera:ZWO ASI290mm Mini
Focal reducer:William Optics 0.8x Flattener IV
Filters:Astrodon 36mm O3 5nm, Astrodon 36mm Ha 5nm, Astrodon 36mm SII 5nm
Resolution: 9088x6760
Dates: Feb. 16, 2018, April 8, 2018, April 18, 2018
Astrodon 36mm Ha 5nm: 41x240" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 36mm O3 5nm: 34x240" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 36mm SII 5nm: 35x240" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Integration: 7.3 hours
Darks: ~50
Flats: ~50
Flat darks: ~50
Avg. Moon age: 8.49 days
Avg. Moon phase: 18.68%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Mean SQM: 20.32
Astrometry.net job: 2026375
RA center: 78.979 degrees
DEC center: 34.473 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.594 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 2.255 degrees
Field radius: 0.934 degrees
Locations: Backyard, Austin, TX, United States

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