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IC410 and IC405 - The Tadpoles and the Flaming Star (Widefield Mosaic)

IC410 and IC405 - The Tadpoles and the Flaming Star (Widefield Mosaic)

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Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz. Data courtesy:POSS-II Survey (3 Frames R+B). (The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak Corporation.)

IC410 and IC405 - The Tadpoles and the Flaming Star (Widefield Mosaic)
The Flaming Star Nebula (IC405,right), located in the constellation Auriga, is illuminated by the bright variable star AE Aurigae and about 1500ly away. IC410 (left) appears to be right next, but is in fact 12,000ly away, and much larger (100ly across).

Data courtesy: POSS-II Survey (3 Frames R+B). (The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak Corporation.) Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz. Software: Fits Liberator, RegiStar, Photoshop CS5.

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