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.
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
ASA N12 Astrograph F/3.6
3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0.73x
Atik 490 EX camera @-20C
Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 5nm, SII 5nm
Valla Observatory (FROSON, Sweden)
Mar 15, 2015
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.
Red: Ha, Green: OIII, Blue: SII
Scale: 0.92 arcsec/pix
FOW: 52x42 arcmin