The Flaming Star Nebula, IC405
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Flaming Star nebula is located in the winter constellation Auriga.
This nebular complex includes blue reflection components as well as red
emission nebulosity resulting from the fluorescence of hydrogen gas. The
brightest star in this image has a brightness of Magnitude 6.0, placing it just
above the threshold for naked-eye visibility from a dark location.