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


            Terry Hancock
With Your Heart and Your Soul
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With Your Heart and Your Soul

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4214108

RA center: 2h 42' 10"

DEC center: +61° 30' 25"

Pixel scale: 4.955 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 293.814 degrees

Field radius: 3.618 degrees

Resolution: 3880x3548

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory


For Valentine’s Day
We transform our relationships when we listen with our ears, hearts, and souls.
Deepak Chopra

Here is my latest Hubble Palette (SHO) version, a very wide view of The Heart IC1805 and Soul Nebula IC1848 using data from Grand Mesa Observatory’s System 1a the William Optics Redcat together with a QHY16200A Monochrome CCD, this combination is giving a field of view of approximately 6 x 5 degrees, In this Hubble Palette version the H-Alpha is mapped to green, SII is mapped to red and OIII is mapped to the blue channel. Captured over 6 nights in 2020 and 2021 for a total acquisition time of 15.3 hours.

The William Optics Redcat with QHY16200A and its 7 position filter wheel is now available at Grand Mesa Observatory for subscription, see here for details https://grandmesaobservatory.com/equipment

7000-7500 light-years distant in the constellation of Cassiopeia lie the emission nebulae colloquially known as the Heart and The Soul Nebulae. The gasses (mostly hydrogen) that comprise the nebulae are being ionized by the stars within the region and as a result, the gasses glow, much like a neon sign.
The pressures exerted upon the material by the stars nearby are causing the material to become compressed. When enough of the gas becomes highly compacted, it triggers the birth of new stars. In effect, this is a beautiful snapshot of a multimillion-year process of an enormous cloud of dust and gas transforming itself into new stars.

Technical Details
Captured and processed by: Terry Hancock
Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado
Sep 29th, Oct 14th, 16th, Nov 11th 2020, Jan 1st and 2nd 2021
HA 270 min 27 x 600 sec
OIII 340 min 34 x600 sec
SII 310 min 31 x 600 sec
Filters by Chroma
Camera: QHY16200A
Gain 0, Offset 130 Calibrated with Flat, Dark and Bias Frames.
Optics: William Optics Redcat 51 APO @ F4.9
EQ Mount: Paramount MEII
Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6
Pre Processing in Pixinsight
Post Processed in Photoshop CC
Star Removal by Starnet



Terry Hancock
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With Your Heart and Your Soul, 


            Terry Hancock