Observation by eric walker: Heart of The Heart

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Eric Walker


eric walker


2020 Mar 19 - 01:00


2020 Apr 25 - 10:24


The Heart Nebula (IC1805)

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Field centre

RA: 02h35m
Dec: +61°29'
Position angle: -69°14'

Field size

0°49' × 0°48'

  • 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

25x240sec subs + darks & flats


Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire

Target name

Core of The Heart Nebula (IC 1805)


Heart of The Heart

About this image

Crop from the original 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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