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Melotte 15 cluster inside the Heart Nebula, 


            Frank Kane
Melotte 15 cluster inside the Heart Nebula
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Melotte 15 cluster inside the Heart Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN

Imaging cameras: Atik 414EX Mono

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz DeNoise 6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik 6nm H-alpha OII and SII

Accessory: MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Dec. 16, 2018

Frames: 36x300"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.91%

Basic astrometry details job: 2421854

RA center: 2h 32' 28"

DEC center: +61° 27' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.331 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.003 degrees

Field radius: 0.315 degrees

Resolution: 1358x1026

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


This young star cluster inside the Heart Nebula illuminates clouds of gas, bringing out their 3D detail. 3 hours of exposure time from a suburban driveway, through narrowband filters and a "modified Hubble" palette of R= 50/50 S2 & Ha, G = 15% Ha + 85% O3, B = O3



Frank Kane
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Melotte 15 cluster inside the Heart Nebula, 


            Frank Kane