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IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula


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

Object Wikipedia information

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.

Flaming Star Nebula - IC4052 November 2013, 3 & 7 January 2014 Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands - Newton f/3.8 800mm 49x 6min (5Hr) ISO400 IDAS LPS P2 filter

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