IC1805 in Cassiopeia

by on Jul.08, 2012, under Image Gallery

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Located in the constellation Cassiopeia, the Heart Nebula resides 7,500 light-years away from Earth.  This emission nebula is a combination of glowing-gas and dark-dust clouds. The nebula glows bright red representing the element hydrogen.

Data acquired by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Data processed by: Robert Gendler
Exposure time: 30 hours
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, STX16803 CCD
Location: Perez Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico


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