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Observation by Nik Szymanek: The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Paul Downing, FRAS

Observer

Nik Szymanek

Observed

2019 Dec 30 - 23:11

Uploaded

2020 Jan 04 - 07:13

Objects

The Heart Nebula (IC1805)

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Constellation

Cassiopeia

Field centre

RA: 02h33m
Dec: +61°24'
Position angle: +3°57'

Field size

2°14' × 1°41'

Equipment
  • WO 73mm refractor
  • QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
  • QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
Exposure

QSI 583 wsg CCD camera

Location

QSI 583 wsg CCD camera

Target name

IC 1805

Title

The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

About this image
The Heart Nebula (IC 1805), also known as Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years distant and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by William Herschel on 3 November 1787. It is an emission nebula with glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes. It is 100 light years in diameter.
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