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IC1805 Heart Nebula

The Heart Nebula is the western neighbor of IC1848 (the Soul Nebula) and mostly referred to together as the ‘Heart and Soul’ Nebula. It is located in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Distance to earth: 7’500 lightyears
Apparent size: 150 arcminutes (5 x the moon)

Imaging time: 74.3 hours

Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: October 2015 – January 2016
Total exposure time: 74.3 hours
Panels: 2×2
Color combination: SII=Red, HA=Green, OIII=Blue

Image data:
26 x 4 x 1200s HA
21 x 4 x 1200s OIII
8.75 x 4 x 1200s SII