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Contains:  NGC 1027, IC 1805, IC 1795, NGC 896
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Heart Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000M

Mount:Paramount PME


Filters:Astrodon SII 5nmAstrodon Ha 5nmAstrodon OIII 3nm

Resolution: 5300x4894

Dates:Oct. 14, 2016Nov. 1, 2016Nov. 6, 2016

Astrodon Ha 5nm: 34x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 43x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 39x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 19.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.12% job: 2648719

RA center: 38.226 degrees

DEC center: 61.352 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.750 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.576 degrees

Field radius: 1.754 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope


First two revisions are the originals from a couple years ago, with two different color approaches. I was fairly new to narrowband processing at the time so I decided to try completely reprocessing with a focus on improved color, star control/tone mapping, and not blowing out the bright nebulosity so much. I think this third revision looks quite a bit better!



Adam Landefeld
License: None (All rights reserved)



Different color combination to make better use of all 3 channels


Completely reprocessed. Focused on better color, star control/tone mapping, and not blowing out the brightest nebulosity as much.

Sky plot

Sky plot


Heart Nebula, 


            Adam Landefeld