IC 405 : The Flamming Star

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
-


NGC Number:
-


Common Name:
The Flamming Star


Constellation:
Auriga


Distance from Earth:
1500 light years


Visual Magnitude:
6


Size:
37.0' x 19.0'


Rate:

Description:
405, also Caldwell 31 and The Flaming Star Nebula, is an emission/reflection nebula and Caldwell object 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 cluster M38, and the naked-eye K-class star Hassaleh. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
29 December 2008


Location:
Italy - Pass Celado (Trento)

Weather:
Temp = -1C


Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Images aquired with: 

Canon 350D unfiltred


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
20x90 sec @ 1600ISO

Darks: 
10x90 sec @ 1600ISO

Flats: - 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 30min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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