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The Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia


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About this observation
Nik Szymanek
Time of observation
30/12/2019 - 23:11
IC 1805
Observing location
QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
WO 73mm refractor
QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
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The Heart Nebula (IC 1805), also known as Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years distant and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by William Herschel on 3 November 1787. It is an emission nebula with glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes. It is 100 light years in diameter.
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