The above image is a portion of the large emission nebula IC1805, (Heart Nebula) and resides in the constellation of
Cassiopeia.  The nebula is a plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons driven by the bright star cluster Melotte
15, seen in the upper right of the image.  IC1805 lies at a distance of 7,500 LY from Earth.


October 31, 2008
WO ZS 105mm f/7 Apo Refractor
Canon Digital Rebel 400D / Modified (Hap Griffin)
180 Minutes / 36x300s @ 800ASA
Manually guided on a 14" Meade LX200
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

 

 

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