Observatoire de Forcalquier Nebula around the star BD+34980 (IC405), Coachman Constellation, Aurigae. Silver print, vintage 16,5 x 22 cm / 6,5 x 8,7 inch
The star is a variable star also named AE Aur (Aurigae, Latin name designating the the Coachman Constellation is written on the back). The star coordinates are 5h16m18s and +34°18’44", it is observable in the winter sky.
The print was made from a photo plate that was exposed 13h in all, exhibition periods spread over 3 nights.
The photograph covers a surface comparable to the size of the Moon.