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





    
        

            Samuel
Heart Nebula

Heart Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 5230x4138

Dates:Oct. 26, 2017Nov. 6, 2017Nov. 8, 2017Nov. 10, 2017

Frames:
Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 81x300" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 82x300" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 178x600" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 84x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 50.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 64.82%

Astrometry.net job: 1832228

RA center: 38.486 degrees

DEC center: 61.451 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.611 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.096 degrees

Field radius: 1.492 degrees

Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

Description

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes.

The very brightest part of this nebula (the knot at the western edge) is separately classified as NGC 896, because it was the first part of this nebula to be discovered.

The nebula's intense red output and its configuration are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula's center. This open cluster of stars known as Melotte 15 contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun's mass.

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Heart Nebula, 





    
        

            Samuel