IC405 Flaming Star Nebula
IC405 Flaming Star Nebula IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) taken on December 9th through 1th 2020 from my Creedmoor site. IC405 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, the open cluster M38, 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.