Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1795  ·  IC 1805  ·  IC 1831  ·  IC 1848  ·  IC 1871  ·  IC1795  ·  IC1805  ·  IC1824  ·  IC1848  ·  NGC 1027  ·  NGC 896  ·  NGC1027  ·  NGC896  ·  Sh2-190  ·  Sh2-191  ·  Sh2-192  ·  Sh2-193  ·  Sh2-194  ·  Sh2-195  ·  Sh2-196  ·  Sh2-197  ·  Sh2-198  ·  Sh2-199  ·  Sh2-201
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Heart and Soul, 3-Panel Mosaic, 



    
        

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Heart and Soul, 3-Panel Mosaic

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Heart and Soul, 3-Panel Mosaic, 



    
        

            Steed Yu
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Heart and Soul, 3-Panel Mosaic

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268C

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT APT - Astro Photography Tool v3.63

Filters: Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut


Dates:Oct. 20, 2020

Frames: 388x300"

Integration: 32.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.78%


Astrometry.net job: 4109866

RA center: 2h 43' 48"

DEC center: +60° 58' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.856 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.736 degrees

Field radius: 3.086 degrees


Resolution: 10462x5842

Locations: Milky Way Observatory, Naobuzi, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Located about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex. The nebula to the right is the Heart, designated IC 1805 and named after its resemblance to a human heart. To the left is the Soul nebula, also known as the Embryo nebula, IC 1848 or W5. The Heart and Soul nebulae stretch out nearly 580 light-years across. The two nebulae are both massive star-making factories, marked by giant bubbles that were blown into surrounding dust by radiation and winds from the stars.

This image was taken between September 19 and October 20, 2012, and was stitched together in three panels in order to include both nebulae, with a cumulative exposure of about 10 hours for each panel.

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