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IC 405 - THE FLAMING STAR
18-FEB-2010

IC 405 - THE FLAMING STAR

5x300 SEC WITH CANON 400MM f2.8 LENS
ORION DEEP SPACE 2 IMAGER
LXD 75 MOUNT
PHD GUIDING
IMAGED FROM THE 101 KILOMETER IN ISRAEL

The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405, SH 2-229, 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(can be seen on the right)
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.(WIKI)

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