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IC 1805 - Heart Nebula 

The Heart Nebula or IC 1805 or Sh2 190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons. The open cluster of stars known as Melotte 15 looking in the center of the Heart.

 

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Location / Capture Date

Mauna Keratea Obs - August 2010

Telescope

Takahashi FSQ 106 with Focal Reducer f3,6

EQ Mount

Sky Watcher EQ6 Pro

Camera

QHY9 KAF 8300 mono CCD, Temp -20 C

Filters / Exposure time

Ha 21x900 bin 1x, Oiii 11x600 bin 2x, Sii= 12x600 bin 2x

Total Exposure Time

9 hours in 2 nights

Software

Deep Sky Stacker, Nebulosity 2, PixInsight, Photoshop CS5,Starry Night, EQmod

 

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