IC 405  - "Flaming Star Nebula"

IMAGE DETAILS

Object ...........................................  IC 405  - " Flaming Star Nebula"
Constellation ..............................  Auriga
RA / DEC ..................................... 05h:16m.05sec / +34 27 m 49sec
Distance + Ap. Magnitude......... 1500 Light Years - 6.0
Date + Time .................................  19/12/2015 - 14/01/16
Location ....................................  
Remote imaging from "Nunki Observatory" - Skiathos
Optics .........................................    Officina Stellare Advanced RILA 400
f/5.25
Tools ..........................................    The SKY X
Camera .....................................  
SBIG STXL11002  with FW8G-STXL (Astrodon filters)
Exposure Time.......................     Lum : 24 X 600 sec , RGB : 9X600 (each)
More Details ...........................    Environment Temperature : 8 - 10oC Camera Temperature -35οC
Mount .......................................   Paramount ME
Guiding ....................................   Self guided
Processing Details ................    Photoshop , Maxim DL v6 , CCDStack 2, Pixinsight
Notes ........................................   Weather: Clear   Transparence: Mediun  Humidity : 80-90 %

Target details .........................  
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. 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 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.

Nikos Paschalis