IC 405 and IC 410 in Auriga

          © Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2017
  Size: 2000 px      
This image covers an area approximately 2° x 2.5° in the constellation Auriga. It includes both emission nebulae IC 405 and IC 410.
IC 410, sometimes known as Tadpole Nebula because of its northeastern filaments, is linked to the open cluster NGC 1893 formed by young massive rather dispersed stars . The region is home to major processes of star formation creating massive stars. IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is both emission and reflection nebula. It surrounds the bluish irregular variable star AE Aurigae and have a visible magnitude of +6.0. 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.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:19:13 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +33:49:16 (deg:m:s)
Size 2.3 x 1.81 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -166 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
Dates/Times: Feb., Mar. 2017
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 7x10, R:7x10 min, G:7x10 min, B:7x10 min, Ha: 6x15 min. Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 740 min. (12:20 h) Two panel mosaic
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2017. All Rights Reserved
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