IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

Photograph by

David Watson

About this image

IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula (also SH 2-229 or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission nebula IC 410, the open clusters M38 and M36. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away and is about 5 light-years across.
Photographica 2018
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