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Contains:  IC 1805
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Melotte 15 in The Heart Nebula - "The Serpents Sail", 


Melotte 15 in The Heart Nebula - "The Serpents Sail"
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Melotte 15 in The Heart Nebula - "The Serpents Sail"

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Dates:Feb. 6, 2019

ZWO Ha 7nm 1.25": 30x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO OIII 1.25" 7nm: 20x240" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO SII 1.25" 7 nm: 18x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.5 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 1.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2517477

RA center: 2h 34' 4"

DEC center: +61° 26' 16"

Pixel scale: 0.527 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 315.849 degrees

Field radius: 0.325 degrees

Resolution: 3465x2770

Locations: Home, Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States

Data source: Backyard


The winds of this very young nebula (IC 1805) have sculpted the dust clouds into interesting columns and shapes within which other stars are forming. These dust columns are the main attraction of this capture, reminiscent of mighty winged serpents setting sail for battle.



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Melotte 15 in The Heart Nebula - "The Serpents Sail",