Heart Nebula


The Heart NebulaIC 1805Sh2-190, 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 gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons.

Telescope / lens shooting: Stellarvue SV105 APO
Camera to capture: QSI WSG-683 5
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G + EQDIR
Camera guide: QHYCCD Q5L-II-M
Focal reducers: Hotech SCA Field Flattener
Program: AstroTortilla Plate Solver, Photoshop CS 2 Photoshop CS2, Cartes du Ciel Planitarium, Nebulosity 3.1 Nebulosity und PHD
Filters: LRGB, Astrodon OIII 3nm, Astrodon 5nm H-alpha
Resolution: 2930×1936
Dates: September 1, 2014, October 25, 2014, October 26, 2014
Astrodon 5nm H-alpha: 14×1800 ”
LRGB: 30×180 ”
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 12×2700 ”
Accumulation: 17.5 hours
Avg. Age of the Moon: 3.01 days
Avg. Phase of the Moon: 13.59%
RA Centre: 38.074 degrees
DEC center: 61.486 degrees
Direction: 80.860 degrees
Radius field: 0.772 degrees

Author: Josh Smith

Astrophotography of the day by SPONLI 05.12.2014