Updated: 11.07.06

IC1805 is often referred to as the Heart Nebula and is located in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is a large emission nebula, exceeding 1 degree in size and is situated in a region rich in nebulosity. Neighboring IC1848 makes for a very nice pairing, especially in wide field images. This h-alpha only image was taken at a campground in Pennsylvania.

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Image info:

10" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

45x4 (total of 180 mins)

f/3 with Keller Corrector and H-alpha filter

Color converted in Nebulosity, stacked in Maxim and tweaks in PS (no flats)) - Ha image

guided with the Tak Sky90 and SX guide head


Pine Hill Campground, PA