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IC 1805 - The Heart Nebula

This is a huge area of nebulosity in Cassiopeia, dubbed the Heart Nebula because of its shape. The open cluster in the center of the heart is called Melotte 15, and the bright patch of nebulosity near the bottom right is also known as NGC 896.

Narrowband

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Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (remote guide head)
Takahashi EM-200
H-Alpha: 11x20 minute exposures
SII: 18x20 minute exposures
OIII: 16x20 minute exposures
Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools


HaRGB

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Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (self-guided)
Hutech LPS Filter
H-Alpha: 130 minutes (10 minute subs)
R:45, G:45, B:45 (5 minute subs)
Processed in Maxim/DL and Photoshop
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools Actions


H-Alpha

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