IC 405. The Flaming Star Nebula

Click on the image for a full resolution version According to a legacy article by N. Mayall (1954), IC 405 was discovered in 1892 by Schaberle and, later on, photographically by Wolf and von Gothard (1893). Wolf described the star and surrounding nebulosity as “a burning body from which several enormous curved flames seem to … Continue reading IC 405. The Flaming Star Nebula