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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 K-class star Iota Aurigae.

The photo includes open star cluster M 38, NGC 1907, NGC 1893 and nebulae IC 417, NGC 1931.

ObjectIC405/IC410 - Nebula Cluster in Auriga
Constellation: Auriga
Position (Center of Photo): RA 5h 26,5m DEC +35° 00′
Apparent Size: 37 × 10 arcmin
Apparent Magnitude: +6.0
Distance (average) 1500 ly
Photo Datas 
Date 28.12.2016, 21:25 UTC
Location Knottenried/Oberallgäu, 1002m ASL
GPS: 47°36’13“ N, 10°11’24“ E
Sky darkness SQM-L Zenit 21.02mag/sqrsec, Object 20.7mag/sqrsec
Ground Temp./Air Pressure -9.0°C / mbar
Thermal sky temp./weather  > -60°C Zenit
Seeing (Bortle)  
Telescope Canon f/2.8 EF 300mm IS USM I
Camera Sony A7Ra mod @ T sensor= -8.0°C
Expose frames ISO 3200, RAW 25x30s, 5 darks
Total expose
12 min 30s
Filter CLS CCD
Mount FS2
Guiding Cam no
Software DSS 3.3.4, Photoshop CC

C 2016 Peter Cerveny