IC 405 and IC 410
Telescope: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM telephoto lens (f/2.8 stopped)
Camera: Baader modified Canon 400D, 800 iso, RAW mode
- Mount: Astrotrac with polar scope
- Integration: 30 x 120 sec, (19 bias, 19 dark, 19 flat)
- Date, Location, Temp/Software: December 2019, Livorno (Italy), 8°C/MaxIm-DL, PixInsight, PhotoShop
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IC 405 and IC 410. IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. Its celestial coordinates are RA 05h 16.2m dec +34° 28′. 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 K-class star Iota Aurigae. The nebula measures approximately 37.0′ x 19.0′, and 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. The nebula is about 5 light-years across.