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Observation by Tom Moran: The Heart nebula. IC 1805.

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Tom Moran


Tom Moran


2016 Nov 01 - 10:20


2016 Nov 05 - 11:12


The Heart Nebula (IC1805)

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Field centre

RA: 02h32m
Dec: +61°12'
Position angle: -94°31'

Field size

2°34' × 1°55'

  • Galaxy 400mm telephoto (circa 1970)
  • NEQ6 pro mount.
  • Meade DSI as autoguider
  • Astronomik Ha and Oiii filters
  • Canon 100D modified DSLR

20 x 5 mins subs Ha. 10 x 5min subs Oiii


Whitley Bay. England

Target name

Heart nebula.


The Heart nebula. IC 1805.

About this image

I have enjoyed using my old 1970s 400mm telephoto from Dixons as a cheap deep sky instrument. It goes to show that something sitting at the bottom of the cupboard unused or bought cheaply from eBay can produce satisfying results.

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