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 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.
For the blue channel, data from the ESO DSS2 were used.
Mosaic of 6 frames
Exposure: Ha:B:B 6*15*2min (total 3h)
Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM-C
Scope : Astrophysics Starfire 130EDF
Mount: 10 Microns HPS GM1000
Post-processing: PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, SequenceGeneratorPro