IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula

Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

IC405 also known as the Flaming Star Nebula is an emission and reflection nebula. It lies about 1,500 light years from Earth.
The nebula is about 5 light years across.

Facts about IC405 by Keith Turnecliff

A telescope is needed to observe nearly all nebulae.
Because nebulae are faint, extended objects with very low surface brightness, low magnification will often provide the best views.

This star chart for represents the view from Long Itchington in late January at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.