IC 405, Flaming Star Nebula

IC 405

Ha 260

Tele Vue NP 127fli

ASA DDM 60 Pro

FLI ML 16200

 

Constellation Auriga

Ra 05:17:24.00

Dec +34:22:58.8

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 (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 star Iota Aurigae. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away from Earth.

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