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