IC 1805 - The Heart nebula

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Bright Nebula Cas 02h33.4 +61°26' 60' 7.5 Kly

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sh2-190, is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia at a distance of about 7,500 light-years.

This large apparent angle object (about twice the full moon) doesn't fit on my CCD. Only the center is displayed, an open cluster of stars known as Melotte 15

IC 1805, Sh2-190, the Heart nebula

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A wide field image of the Heart nebula and IC 1848 (bottom left) known as the Soul nebula:

Heart and Soul Nebulae, color

Field of view comparison between the 2 images above:

Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sep 27, 2008 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
Dec 30, 2019 Canon 200mm F2.8 n.a. 15x30 DDP