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Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula, 





    
        

            jreese
Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula

Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula

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Resolution: 1433x1143

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

Astrometry.net job: 161103

RA center: 2h 33' 28"

DEC center: +61° 24' 43"

Orientation: -117.875 degrees

Field radius: 0.398

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