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The Heart of the Heart Nebula, 





    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
The Heart of the Heart Nebula

The Heart of the Heart Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Ritchey-Chretien 32

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000 CCD

Software:Maxim DL, Gimp

Resolution: 2629x3468

Frames:
Blue: 5x300"
Green: 5x300"
H-Alpha: 9x900"
Red: 5x300"

Integration: 3.5 hours

Astrometry.net job: 2943089

RA center: 38.332 degrees

DEC center: 61.418 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.309 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.334 degrees

Field radius: 0.187 degrees

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

Description

* Image acquisition by Jim Misti.
* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.

The Heart Nebula (IC 1805, Sh2-190, Mel-15) is about 7,500 light-years away from Earth, in the direction of the constellation of Cassiopeia.

It is an emission nebula consisting of bright gas and dark bands of dust, carved by stellar winds and radiation from young stars of great mass.

It is estimated that Melotte 15 is only 1.5 million years old.

At its center, we have the "Heart of the Heart", an impressive structure that quickly captures our attention.

This photographic record can be made in SOH or RGB. If we want to get an impressive image, we will have to resort to the first technique, which gives us better definition and 3D effects.

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