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Object Heart and Soul Nebula
Description

IC 1805 if part of a large complex of faint nebulosity located is Cassiopeia.  Derived from its shape, it is nicknamed the Heart Nebula.  Its neighbor, IC 1848, has been whimsically called the Soul Nebula.  These nebulae are both located at a distance of about 7500 light years in the Perseus arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. The red color is the glow of ionized hydrogen due to the newly formed hot stars embedded in them.

I tried to image this nebula a couple weeks ago under a bright moon, without much luck.  This image was taken under dark skies, and came out much better. It is amazing how much difference dark skies make!

Image
Scope Canon 200mm f/2.8 lens @f/3.5
Camera Canon EOS t3i modified
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters
Guiding St-i through a Zenithstar 80mm refractor
Exposure Info 87 x 2 min exposures at iso 1600 for almost 3 hours total expose time.
Date November 3, 2018
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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