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Contains:  IC 1795, IC 1805, NGC 896
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The Heart nebula, 


            Jim Knapp
The Heart nebula
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The Heart nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet

Imaging cameras: Canon XSi, Baader modified

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Converted 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: Phillips SPC900NC

Software: DeepSky Stacker  ·  Adobe Photoshop 5 CS  ·  BackyardEOS v3 deluxe  ·  PhD 2.3.1c

Filters: Baader UHC-S 2"

Dates:Oct. 29, 2014

Frames: 123x300"

Integration: 10.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.09%

Basic astrometry details job: 461546

RA center: 2h 32' 10"

DEC center: +61° 29' 34"

Pixel scale: 3.371 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.591 degrees

Field radius: 1.745 degrees

Resolution: 3110x2054

Locations: home, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Backyard


The Heart nebula, imaged over two nights in October. Diffraction induced by lines mounted in front of objective.



Jim Knapp
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The Heart nebula, 


            Jim Knapp