IC 405 / 410

The right part of this nebulosity is the well-known "flaming star nebula" IC 405. Illuminated by the hot O-type star AE Aur, the cloud features both a blue reflection nebula (more easily visible on this closeup image) and an extended emission nebula.

Instrument 300 mm f/4.5 "Rubinar" telephoto lens
Film Kodak PJ-400
Date 02 Jan. 2000, 07:13 - 08:07 UTC
Site Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
Image # 2000-02/20

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