Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on August 19th and September 22nd, 2009.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
Skywatcher ED80 + WO II 0,8x, Modified Canon EOS 300D 32x480sec @ ISO1600 for hAlpha, Canon EOS 300D 18x480sec @ ISO800
Guiding with Maksutov 90/1250 + QHY5 guiding camera (PHD Guiding)
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS2
The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, 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 gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons.