IC 1805, Heart Nebula

IC 1805 - Heart Nebula

Ha 170

Tele Vue NP 127fli

ASA DDM 60 Pro

FLI ML 16200


Constellation Cassiopeia

Ra 02:32:42.00

Dec +61:27:00.0

IC 1805, the Heart Nebula or Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes. The very brightest part of this nebula (the knot at the eastern edge in this picture) is separately classified as NGC 896, because it was the first part of this nebula to be discovered.

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