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Jan 072016
 
ic-405-RGB

IC405 also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, 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 nebula measures approximately 37.0′ x 19.0′, and lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth. The nebula is about 5 light-years across.

IC-405 The Flame Nebula.

This image was taken over several nights, and contains 127 images with 5 minute exposures for a total of 635 minutes(10.58 hours) using the HA, SII and OIII filters.