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HST image using Annies Actions.jpg

3rd September 2017


The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes. The ED80 Scope, Combined with Atik460 Camera does not allow the full Heart Shape to be captured in this image.


Telescope: SW ED80 Pro

Guide Scope: SW ST80 with Orion Starshoot

Mount: NEQ6 Pro

Camera: Atik 460ex Mono

Filter Wheel: Atik FW2

Filters: Baader Narrowband

Ha  11 x 900 seconds

Oiii  9 x 900 seconds

Sii  10 x 900 seconds

Total Integration 7 hours 30 minutes

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