||Open Cluster / Emission Nebula
||Ra 02h 33m 48s Dec +61° 31’05° (current)
|Size & Distance:
||21 x 21 Apx 7500 light-years.
|Date & Location:
||09-16-2012 Palomar Mountain, CA
||Hubble Palette HSHO, Ha=L, Sll=R, Ha=G, Olll=B, 8 ea. @ 15min. (bin 1x1)
||Telescope Engineering Company APO160FL @ f/7.2 F/L 1152mm.
||Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier.
||SBIG-10XME @-10c / FLI-PDF / Guided by TV60 / SBIG-ST402
||Astrodon 3nm Ha, Sll, Olll.
||MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Labs.
||Sky conditions: Above average seeing, Light wind, Temp 66°
Image Field of view is 29 x 44 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day. Feb,9 2017
Center of the Heart nebula IC1805 / Sh2-190, also known as Melotte 15 (Mel 15) is an open cluster of stars and contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun's mass.