Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1795  ·  IC 1805  ·  IC 1831  ·  IC 1848  ·  NGC 1027  ·  NGC 896
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Heart and Soul Panorama, 


Heart and Soul Panorama
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Heart and Soul Panorama

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: StellarVue SVX080T

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-P (Pro Cooled Mono)

Mounts: Ioptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue F050G

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI178MM

Focal reducers: Stellarvue 0.74 Reducer

Software: Pixinsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon 31mm 3nm SII  ·  Astrodon 31mm 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 31mm 3nm HA

Accessory: Optec FocusLynx

Dates:Dec. 15, 2020

Frames: 1271x180"

Integration: 63.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4126712

RA center: 2h 43' 53"

DEC center: +61° 12' 21"

Pixel scale: 5.577 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.700 degrees

Field radius: 4.021 degrees

Resolution: 4710x2182

Data source: Backyard


The Heart and Soul nebulae are located about 6,000 light-years from Earth. This is a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. The Heart and Soul nebulae stretch out nearly 580 light-years across, covering a small portion of the diameter of the Milky Way, which is roughly 100,000 light-years across.

This is a six-panel mosaic of the Heart and Soul nebulae taken during November and December 2020 from my yard in suburban Atlanta. The frame is about 8 degrees wide (the apparent diameter of about 16 full moons). This shot is comprised of over 60 hours of exposure through HA, O3, and S2 filters.



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Heart and Soul Panorama,