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Melotte 15 – Heart of the Heart Nebula, 





    
        

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Melotte 15 – Heart of the Heart Nebula

Melotte 15 – Heart of the Heart Nebula

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Resolution: 3326x2504

Dates:Oct. 23, 2017

Frames: 44x1200"

Integration: 14.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.77%

Astrometry.net job: 1821392

RA center: 38.406 degrees

DEC center: 61.435 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.995 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.244 degrees

Field radius: 0.575 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States

Description

Melotte 15, a cluster of young super-giant stars in the heart of the heart nebula. The strong stellar winds from this cluster sculpture the gas clouds in their vicinity, creating pillars and cavities. A spectacular array of shapes and colors.

This is a narrowband composite using more than 14 hours of data in Ha, OIII, and SII taken with the Astro-Physics Riccardi-Honders 305mm Astrograph at the Deep Sky West Observatory.

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Melotte 15 – Heart of the Heart Nebula, 





    
        

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