The Heart Nebula

IC 1805

This emission nebula is known as The Heart Nebula. It is located in the constellation of Cassiopeia very near the Double Cluster and it's companion, The Soul Nebula. The central part of this image also contains the star cluster Melotte 15. Click HERE to see the hydrogen alpha version.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: IC1805, Mel 15, IC 1795
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 7,500 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula, Open Cluster
Exposure: 300 min Lum, 360 min RGB, 480 min H-Alpha Position: R.A. 2 hr 32 min , Dec +610 27'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 01-05 October 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village