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Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

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About this observation
Observer
eric walker
Time of observation
19/03/2020 - 01:00
Object
Heart Nebula (IC 1805)
Observing location
Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire
Equipment
Celestron C11 SCT with Hyperstar Lens (f/2)
ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro Imaging Camera
70/700mm Guide Scope with ZWO 290MC Camera
SharpCap 3.2 and PHD2 imaging & guiding software
PixInsight, Lightroom, & PS processing software
Exposure
25x240sec subs + darks & flats
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Wide-field shot of The Heart Nebula showing the highly active region which is energised by the open star cluster Melotte 15. The results are spectacular and image capture was helped by an exceptionally clear night and a noticeably reduced level of light pollution, probably as a consequence of the 'lockdown' imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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