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Caldwell C31 - Flaming Star Nebula

Caldwell object C31 also known as the Flaming Star Nebula is a diffuse nebula located within the constellation Auriga. Caldwell C31 is best viewed during Winter, is magnitude 6*, and can be viewed with naked eye (just barely). It is 6 in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Flaming Star Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. diffuse nebula
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye (just barely)
      1. Size:
      2. 30 x 19'
      1. RA:
      2. 05 16.2
      1. Dec:
      2. +34 16'
      1. Season:
      2. Winter


    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.

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