Astrophotography – Heart Nebula (IC1805)

The Heart Nebula (IC1805) is about 7500 ly. away from our earth and located in constellation Cassiopeia. It was already discovered by William Herschel in 1787. With a bit of fantasy one can guess why the nebula was named Heart Nebula. The Heart Nebula is an emission nebula consisting of ionized hydrogen gas and dark dust lanes.

Date2013/09/05
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectHeart Nebula (IC1805)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance10x 800s, bin: 1x1
Red10x 200s, bin: 2x2
Green10x 200s, bin: 2x2
Blue10x 200s, bin: 2x2
Dark4x
Flat-
Total exposure~3h53min.

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Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 10:28 am

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