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
Date: 11/26/2000

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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