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Contains:  IC 1848, NGC 1027, NGC 957, IC 1805, IC 1795, NGC 896, NGC 884, Double cluster, NGC 869, The star ηPer, The star 11Per, The star 9Per, The star 7Per, The star 8Per, The star 53Cas
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Heart Soul Double Cluster, 


Heart Soul Double Cluster

Heart Soul Double Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 2400x1628

Dates:Sept. 9, 2016

Frames: 278x1200"

Integration: 92.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.15% job: 1301514

RA center: 38.425 degrees

DEC center: 59.720 degrees

Pixel scale: 17.169 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.252 degrees

Field radius: 6.915 degrees

Locations: Sierra Chaparral Observatory, Solar Powered, Off The Grid, Single Owner, Home Made, Tulare County, CA, United States


(4)Panel Mosaic of the Soul nebula, Heart nebula, Double Cluster, G132.7+0.13 Super Nova Remnant and a lot more. This image was processed to highlight the background hydrogen cloud that is rarely imaged but present everywhere in the mosaic including the area surrounding the double cluster.

The more than 90 hours of integration are from July and August of 2015 and from June, July, August and September of 2016.

Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of our Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. The very brightest part of this nebula is NGC 896.

Soul Nebula Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667 or Westerhout 5 has a number of small open clusters embedded in the nebula.

The Super Nova Remnant shows filiments of hydrogen and oxygen and is just beyond the tip of the heart nebula toward the top left of the mosaic.

The popular double cluster is a naked-eye open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 in the constellation Perseus. NGC 869 and NGC 884 both lie at a distance of 7500 light years. Surrounding them is a dim rarely imaged hydrogen cloud that extends up to the Heart and Soul nebulae.

North is to the left of the image...



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