Melotte 15 - Close up of the Heart nebula
Situated 7500 light years away in the ‘W’-shaped constellation of Cassiopeia, the Heart Nebula is a vast region of glowing gas, energized by a cluster of young stars at its centre. The image depicts the central region, where dust clouds are being eroded and moulded into rugged shapes by the searing cosmic radiation. The star cluster is known as Melotte 15.
M: Avalon Linear fast reverse
T: AT 8" RC CF
C: QSI690-wsg with 3nm Ha and OIII filters
Totalling 13 hours