IC 405, IC 410, M38
Diffused nebulae in Auriga
RA: 05h 13m
DEC: +34º 16´
Mag: very faint
Scope/lens: 300mm f/2.8
Mount: GM 11
Film: Fuji Color 800
Exposure: 45 minutes
Location: Figueroa Mt., Santa Barbara County, CA
These nebulae are roughly the same distance from us as M42, the Orion Nebula. M42 is about 1800 light-years distance while these objects in Auriga are about 1600 light-years.
IC 405 and its companion, IC 410 (seen on the bottom) are very faint objects and only detected on film. M38, one of the three major open clusters in Auriga is seen on the left.
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