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25th August 2017

HEART NEBULA IC896

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.

This image shows the very brightest part of this nebula (the knot at the western edge) it is separately classified as NGC 896, because it was the first part of this nebula to be discovered.

Equipment:

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  7 x 900 seconds

Oiii 10 x 900 seconds

Sii   8 x 900 seconds

Total Integration 6 hours 15 minutes