The Heart Nebula (IC 1805, SH2-190) is a large emission nebula in Cassiopeia. The
bright knot at the lower left is NGC 896. The nebula magnitude is listed as 18.3 and its
apparent dimension is 1 degree. It lies about 7,500 light years away and is 200 light
years in diameter.
Date: Nov 23,28 Dec 8,9 2010
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Takahashi FSQ106 at f/5
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: SBIG STL1000 Camera with Baader LRGBHa Filters
Exposure: Luminance: 12x10 minutes R:12x10 min G:12x7 min B:12x10 min Ha:12X10
min all unbinned for a total of 9.4 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop. I combined the HA with both
the Red and Luminance subs in Photoshop to create the Red and Luminance layers for
this image to bring out more color and detail in the nebula.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA