Flaming Star Nebula IC 405

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015

Flaming Star Nebula IC 405

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission nebula IC 410, the open clusters M38 and M36, and the naked-eye K-class star Hassaleh. 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.

Raw images:
Ha: 1 x 10min  (Tot: 10 min) Bin:2x2
OIII: 1 x 10min  (Tot: 10 min) Bin:2x2
SII: 1 x 10min  (Tot: 10 min) Bin:2x2
Seeing: 

Equipment used:
ASA N12 Astrograph F/3.6
3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0.73x
Atik 490 EX camera @-20C
No guiding

Filter:
Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 5nm, SII 5nm

Location/Date:
Valla Observatory (FROSON, Sweden)
Mar 15, 2015

Image processing:
Images calibrated and processed in AstroPix
Calibration by applying Flat-Field
Color image with the AstroPix color RGB tool.
Noise removal with the AstroPix Noise removal tool.

Image palette:
Red: Ha, Green: OIII, Blue: SII

 Image information:
Scale: 0.92 arcsec/pix
FOW: 52x42 arcmin

Below you can see images for each narrowband filter. 

    
                Ha                                         OIII                                        SII

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