IC1805 Heart Nebula

IC1805 Heart Nebula

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: IC1805 Heart Nebula
Apparent RA:  Apparent Dec:
Constellation: Cassiopeia
19 Sep 2013
A full moon but clear all night, so I went for my favourite bright target at this time of year, the Heart the the Heart Nebula, IC1805.

IC1805 or Sh2-190 is a large region of which this is a small field around the interesting twisty part in the middle. Image scale is about 1.3"/p and the FOV is about half a degree. About 5 hours total integration time.

The moon washes thing out a lot, even with the 3nm Astrodon Ha narrowband filter on the F5 8inch Skywatcher newtonian, so I've been quite aggressive with the contrast boosts.

View full sized image of IC1805 Heart Nebula

cCaptured in maxim and processed in Photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector Astrodon 3nm Ha 16x1200s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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