Monday, 14 September 2009

IC 1805 - Heart Nebula

IC 1805 Heart Nebula by Arran Hill

Full size image can be seen here : Heart Nebula with Canon 400D

IC 1805 in Cassiopeia
21 x 20 minute exposures (7 hours)
WIlliams Optics 72mm Refractor / Canon 400D
Chatham (Light polluted site)

IC 1805, also known as the Heart Nebula, is 7,500 light years away. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons. This image was taken with a narrowband Hydrogen Alpha filter.

No comments:

Post a Comment