Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) in Auriga Constellation

The Flaming Star Nebula, or IC 405, is a diffuse nebula in the Auriga constellation. The nebula surrounds AE Aurigae, an extremely hot, blue, O-type star sometimes called the Flaming Star. Lying approximately 1,460 light-years away, AE Aurigae is one of the best known runaway stars in the night sky.

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Flaming Star Nebula IC 405 in Auriga

Photo: Hewholooks

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