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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1805
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Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula, 



    
        

            jreese
Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula
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Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: ED80

Imaging cameras: Atik 428EX Mono

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Software: EQMOD  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  Nebulosity  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Baader OIII 8.5nm 1.25"  ·  Baader Ha 1.25" Filter  ·  Baader S2 8nm

Accessory: Xagyl Comm 1.25" Ultra-Thin Filter Wheel


Dates:Oct. 14, 2013Oct. 25, 2013Oct. 26, 2013

Frames:
Baader S2 8nm: 13x900" bin 1x1
Baader Ha 1.25" Filter: 18x900" bin 1x1
Baader OIII 8.5nm 1.25": 14x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 11.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 65.27%

Temperature: -10.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 161103

RA center: 2h 33' 28"

DEC center: +61° 24' 43"

Orientation: -117.875 degrees

Field radius: 0.398 degrees


Resolution: 620x495

Description

Cosmic clouds seem to form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. Of course, the clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars are toward the right, along with dark dust clouds in silhouette against glowing atomic gas.

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Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula, 



    
        

            jreese