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Contains:  IC 1805, IC 1795, NGC 896
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IC1805 Heart nebula 2 pane mosaic in Ha, 


IC1805 Heart nebula 2 pane mosaic in Ha

IC1805 Heart nebula 2 pane mosaic in Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher ED80

Imaging camera:ATIK 383L+

Mount:SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion thin OAG

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5

Software:Fitstacker 12PixinsightMain Sequence Software SGPro

Filter:Baader Ha 7nm 36mm

Accessory:DIY Focus controllers

Resolution: 4000x3200

Dates:Nov. 30, 2018

Frames: 80x900"

Integration: 20.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.54% job: 2987897

RA center: 2h 31' 37"

DEC center: +61° 17' 38"

Pixel scale: 2.141 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.888 degrees

Field radius: 1.523

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes.

The very brightest part of this nebula (the knot at the western edge) is separately classified as NGC 896, because it was the first part of this nebula to be discovered.

The nebula's intense red output and its configuration are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula's center. This open cluster of stars known as Melotte 15 contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun's mass.
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IC1805 Heart nebula 2 pane mosaic in Ha,