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Contains:  IC 1805
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The Heart Nebula in Hubble Palette, 





    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
The Heart Nebula in Hubble Palette

The Heart Nebula in Hubble Palette

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Resolution: 3204x2556

Dates:Oct. 4, 2017Oct. 8, 2017

Frames: 52x900"

Integration: 13.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.15%

Astrometry.net job: 1878243

RA center: 38.659 degrees

DEC center: 61.364 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.021 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.941 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Heart Nebula, IC1805, lies around 7500 ly distant in the constellation Cassiopeia. This emission nebulae is riddled with dark dust lanes within ionized hydrogen gas. In this close-up view of the Heart nebula, the open cluster Melotte 15 contains several bright stars that are up to 50 times more massive than our sun. The intense radiation from these stars drive the output of this emission nebula.

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Gabe Shaughnessy
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The Heart Nebula in Hubble Palette, 





    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy