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


            Rick Burke
Heart Nebula

Heart Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Jaegers Rich Field

Imaging camera:Canon 5D Mark II

Mount:Sky-Watcher HEQ5PRO

Guiding telescope or lens:NA 60 mm guidescope

Guiding camera:Meade DSI C Guide Camera

Focal reducer:Orion 0.8x focal reducer/flattener

Software:PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Resolution: 5376x3558

Dates:Sept. 15, 2016

Frames: 19x300"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.69% job: 1465608

RA center: 37.881 degrees

DEC center: 61.094 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.690 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.105 degrees

Field radius: 2.408 degrees


The Heart Nebula (plus a few other things). Maffei 1 and 2 are visible to the right of the heart. And there is a bunch of open clusters. I especially like the one at the point of the heart.



Rick Burke
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Heart Nebula, 


            Rick Burke