Name: IC 405, Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229 or Caldwell 31
Date: 2 November 2013, 3 & 7 January 2014
Exposure: 5 Hr ISO400, 49x 6min with IDAS LPS P2 filter
Telescope: 8" Newton f/3.8 800mm with GPU f/4 coma corrector
Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera: Canon 450D Baader modified,
Location: Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands
IC 405 is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. 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.