Interior of the Heart Nebula

The Heart Nebula (IC 1805) is approximately 6000 light years from earth and appears in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

The following image is composed of 60 10-minute Ha-filtered exposures, taken between September 20th and September 26th, 2008.

Interior of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) - Ha Filter
Interior of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) – Ha Filter

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Image Details:

Imaging Equipment: WO ZS 80 II ED, DSI Pro II, Razorback Cooler, Baader 7nm Ha filter, WO 0.8x Flattener II
Guilding: Orion 80mm ST, DSI Pro
Mount: CGE

Information concerning the Heart Nebula from:
APOD

2008-09-29 – I decided that the previous image was too dark, so I’ve uploaded a new version that has been stretched a bit more.

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