Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1805  ·  NGC 1027
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Heart Nebula with DSLR, 


Heart Nebula with DSLR
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Heart Nebula with DSLR

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare HiperAPO105

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR Canon 60Da

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX Celestron AVX GEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Focal reducers: Officina Stellare flatener / reducer

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Nebulosity 3.1.X  ·  PixInsight PixInsinght

Dates:Sept. 5, 2013

Frames: 13x300" (1h 5')

Integration: 1h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 0.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 186956

RA center: 2h 32' 16"

DEC center: +61° 18' 28"

Pixel scale: 3.641 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -50.434 degrees

Field radius: 1.503 degrees

Resolution: 620x399

Locations: Nevada, Tonopah, Nevada, United States


The Heart nebula lies in the Cassiopeia constellation, I imaged this in my Sept2013 USA trip along with a few other northern targets. Noise is a little higher than I am used to with DSLR imaging as the ambient temperature was warm, and I only collected 13 exposures.

Location: Tonopah, Nevada

5 September 2013


Sky plot

Sky plot


Heart Nebula with DSLR,