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Observation by eric walker: Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Eric Walker

Observer

eric walker

Observed

2020 Mar 19 - 01:00

Uploaded

2020 Apr 25 - 10:19

Objects

The Heart Nebula (IC1805)

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Constellation

Cassiopeia

Field centre

RA: 02h33m
Dec: +61°23'
Position angle: -69°38'

Field size

2°23' × 1°35'

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

Location

Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire

Target name

Heart Nebula (IC 1805)

Title

Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

About this image

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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