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Nebulae in Auriga - Wide Field
« on: 2018 February 18 15:48:30 »
http://astrodoc.ca/ic405-410-417/

This wide-field image shows the extended clouds of nebulosity in Auriga, the Charioteer.

The Flaming Star Nebula (IC405) dominates the upper right of the image. It has emission and reflection nebula components and lies about 1,500 light years away and 5 light years across. The brightest star in the nebula, AE Auriga, is causing the glow.

At lower left is IC410, which also contains "The Tadpoles” above and to the left of the central dark structure. IC 410 is a little further away than IC405, at close to 20,000 light years.

The Spider Nebula, IC417, is the bright nebula along the left edge, above centre.

Open cluster NGC 1907 is in the upper left corner.

Clear skies,
Ron
Clear skies,
Ron

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Re: Nebulae in Auriga - Wide Field
« Reply #1 on: 2018 February 18 22:07:22 »
Very cool FOV, Ron!

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Re: Nebulae in Auriga - Wide Field
« Reply #2 on: 2018 February 18 23:35:16 »
I like it!
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