|Object||Heart and Soul Nebula|
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!
|Scope||Canon 200mm f/2.8 lens @f/3.5|
|Camera||Canon EOS t3i modified|
|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|