Heart Nebula: The extended emission nebula in Cassiopeia, called properly Heart Nebula, is very typical for this kind of galactic nebulae. A cluster of hot young stars in the center, just being born out of their stellar nursary, are exciting the gas and dust clouds from where they were born and so shape and illuminate them in phantastic structures.

The nebula in the right upper corner is IC 1795.



Object Heart Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 1805, IC 1795
Constellation Cassiopeia
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Reducer/Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO, Takahashi EM-11
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 10 x 5min IDAS LPS filter, 18 x 10min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 130, Vixen R200SS as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop. Color Coding: L(H-alpha), R(H-alpha,LPS), GB(LPS)
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 26 July 2007 + 12 Oct 2008
 
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