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IC 1805 - The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Imaging camera: Canon 40D Modifed Canon 40D Modified DSLR

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Resolution: 1000x767

Dates: June 1, 2007

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 100.00%

Astrometry.net job: 1512478

RA center: 38.183 degrees

DEC center: 61.392 degrees

Pixel scale: 8.320 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 81.275 degrees

Field radius: 1.456 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

The Heart Nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The nebula's intense red color is driven by the hydrogen being ionized by the hot open star cluster at its center known as Melotte 15. Many of the stars in this cluster are some 50 times the mass of our Sun.

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IC 1805 - The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia, Hap Griffin