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Flaming Star Nebula IC405

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This is based on 39 x 240s at ISO 1600, taken with a Celestron 9.25 XLT on a Skywatcher EQ6 Pro, with a modded Canon 500D. Processed using DSS and PS, with darks, flats and bias. 

According to Wikipedia: C 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission and 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.

 

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