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Heart of Heart Nebula, Melotte-15, 



    
        

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Heart of Heart Nebula, Melotte-15

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Heart of Heart Nebula, Melotte-15, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan
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Heart of Heart Nebula, Melotte-15

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astronomik 1.25" Ha 6nm: 30×180(1h 30′) -20°C bin 2×2
Astronomik 1.25" OIII 6nm: 53×180(2h 39′) -20°C bin 2×2
Astronomik S2 1.25" 6nm: 35×180(1h 45′) -20°C bin 2×2
Integration:
5h 54′
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

RA center: 02h33m04s.328

DEC center: +61°3203.34

Pixel scale: 0.953 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.626 degrees

Field radius: 0.620 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3866x2633

File size: 12.4 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Melotte-15 is the star cluster at the heart of the Heart Nebula asociated with very young hot blue supergiant stars that is only 1.5 million years old. Stellar winds from this cluster have blown the enormous bubble within the parent HII nebula that is the heart nebula. The winds have also sculpted the dust clouds within which other stars are forming into interesting columns and shapes, analogous to the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula.

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Heart of Heart Nebula, Melotte-15, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan