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IC 1805



 

Object:

IC 1805: Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia

RA = 2 hr 32 min; Dec = +61 deg 29 min

Date & Site:
Equipment:

Telescope:Takahasahi Sky 90 (408 fl F4.5)
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters

Notes:

Exposures: Ha: 3.5 hrs (15 min subs)

FOV = 126 x 85 arc minutes

IC1805 lies some 7500 light years away. Located in the Perseus arm of our galaxy. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons.

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