Helena Observatory,   North Alton, NS

IC 1805, Heart Nebula, and Melotte 15, open cluster

01-Mar-2024 13:30 AST 01-Mar-2024 17:30 UTC


IC 1805, Heart Nebula, and Melotte 15, open cluster, 10-Oct-2013

Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD
Imaging Camera: Atik 383L+
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Frames: 7 each @ 5m0s of LRGB
Total Exposure: 2h20m
Processing: PixInsight
Distance: 7500 ly
 
Target was intended to be IC 1805, the Heart Nebula.
However, it turned out to be bigger than I expected.
The Melotte 15 cluster looks good, though.