The Heart Nebula

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The Heart Nebula, located near Cassiopeia. I love this target. For one, it looks a lot like the thing it’s named after. Second, it’s got a lot of interesting structure with all the various clouds. Just off the Heart Nebula is the Fish Head Nebula.

This is, of course, a false color image done in my favorite color scheme known as the Hubble Palette which as I have posted about before, is Red – SII, Green – Ha, Blue – OIII.

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Frames:
Ha: 118×90″ (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1
OIII: 23×90″ (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1
SII: : 88×90″ (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1

Integration: 5.7 hours

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00

RA center: 37.972 degrees

DEC center: 61.299 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.881 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -140.323 degrees

Field radius: 1.564 degrees

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