NGC 896 close up

 NGC 896 real close up

Explanation : this cosmic portait depict of glowing gas and dark clouds shows a star-forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. Also cataloged as NGC 896 is here portrayed in the light ionized hydrogen, oxygen twice ionized blue and ionized sulfur in red and yellow. It is a small part of the giant HII region known as IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, popular photo opportunity for his remarkable chaotic spectacle. Located just over 6,000 light years away, it extends along the Perseus spiral arm of our galaxy

Optics:Celestron C11  
Mount:Avalon M1 Fast Reverse 
Camera:SX H694 unbinning
Dates/Times:August 2014
Location:Viterbo, W.Herschel Obs. 
Exposure:Lum (halpha): 510 min  Sulfur : 102 min Oxigen: 104 min G: R/B 
Cooling: avg – 5° 
Acquisition: Astroart
Processing: Iris-AstroArt-PS3 
SQM-L: 20.2
NOTE um: 90%


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