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IC 1805 The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia, 


IC 1805 The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

IC 1805 The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

Technical card

Resolution: 1950x1299

Dates:Sept. 25, 2016

Frames: 17x120"

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.16% job: 1261730

RA center: 38.566 degrees

DEC center: 61.478 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.315 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -50.716 degrees

Field radius: 1.079 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Hamilton, Montana, United States

Data source: Backyard


Here we have an image of the bright emission nebula, IC 1805, also know by its popular name - The Heart Nebula due to its resemblance to the classic heart symbol. This nebula shines brightly in red light due to energized hydrogen gas. In the septum between the heart chambers is a young star cluster. Light takes about 6,000 years to reach the Earth from this nebula, which is located in the northern Constellation of Cassiopeia.



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IC 1805 The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia,