Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

IC 1805: The Heart Nebula

This emission nebula, sometimes nicknamed the Heart Nebula, is located about 7500 lightyears away in the constellation Cassiopeia. An absolutely stunning image of this nebula was featured in APOD earlier this year (2014).

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Last Updated: 07-Jun-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/5.5

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

Luminance = 120 minutes (Hα) binned 1x1

Red = 0 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 0 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 0 minutes binned 2x2

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