IC1805 Heart Nebula
Located 7500 light-years from Earth and covering a span of 250 light-years, the Heart Nebula is made of ionized hydrogen gas excited by the stars of the open cluster Melotte 15 in its center. The entire field of view of the Heart Nebula is about 2 degrees, or 4 times wider than the moon. IC1848 Soul Nebula is about 2 degrees from the top, and the tail of IC1795 Fishhead Nebula can be seen at the bottom right. North is to the right.

Scope/Mount: Orion ED80 Doublet Refractor with AstroTech AT2FF Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount

Camera: Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
Guiding: QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
Exposure: (24) 10 min
Software: Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
Comment: 08-28-16, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.