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Sep 272014
IC 1805-RGB

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sh2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons.

It is kind of looking that way. Rains have returned, temperatures are dropping… Well it was a good run this year. Unfortunately it didn’t work out so well for me and astrophotography. First it was hardware problems, then the short nights limit what nights I can image, I still have to work you know.. and of course, I would get a run going and light clouds would show up…

However, going through the sessions I had, I did find enough of this Nebula to make a decent image. It is the very center of the heart nebula, the heart shaped nebula is outside the image, surrounding it. I only had a dozen good images to make it from, so the detail is light and the image is light.