“The Flaming Star Nebula ” aka” IC 405″

IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229 or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation of Voerman, The nebula “shines” at a magnitude of 6. It surrounds the star AE Aurigae and is close to nebula IC 410, the open star clusters Messier 38 and Messier 36, and the naked-eye Hassaleh, a star of spectral class K. The nebula is about 1500 light-years from Earth.

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