IC 1805 - The Heart nebula
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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 Full size image

Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sep 27, 2008 Centurion
18"
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, DDP