IC 405 (VdB 34, Sh2-229, Flaming Star Nebula) in Auriga

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2011 - 2017
IC 405 (also known as VdB 34, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31 or Flaming Star Nebula) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the 6.0 mag. irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission nebula IC 410. IC 405 is lit by radiation received from AE Aurigae, which gives its red color,while the blue patches are due to reflection of the star's blue light on the dark dust. The complex 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. Larger field of view, including both IC 405 and IC 410 can be found here.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:16:29 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +34:25:21 (deg:m:s)
Size 74.5 x 56.6 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 181 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters; Ha, OIII Baader filters
Dates/Times: Jan., Nov. 2011
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:6x10min., R:4x10 min, G:4x10 min, B:4x10 min, Ha:10x15 min., OIII:10x15 min.Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 480 min (8h).
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2017. All Rights Reserved
e-mail: info@irida-observatory.org
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