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IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula

IC 405 is a Nebula in the Auriga constellation. IC 405 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 405
Nebula
Auriga
  • IC 405 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 23° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 10, IC 405 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of IC 405

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 405 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

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For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 405

The following table reports IC 405 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 405 is a visual representation of it.
50 arcmin
30 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 405

The image below is a photograph of IC 405 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 1.6666666666667x1.6666666666667 degrees (100x100 arcmins).

Image of IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula star
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DSS2 image of IC 405 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (50 arcmin) and minor (30 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 405

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 405 are provided in the following table:

05h 16m 28s
+34° 21’ 22”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 405 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula.

Finder chart IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula.

Rise ans set times of IC 405 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.6°
Max altitude: 72.9°
Azimuth: 304.4°
IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) - Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom