IC 1795 - Part of the Heart

IC 1795 (NGC 896) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is often referred to as the Fishhead Nebula. It is a large star-forming region that is part of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). It lies six thousand light years away and has a diameter of 70 light years. It is part of the Perseus molecular cloud.


TS-10 f/5 Newtonian

Cameras: Color: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 3200
H-alpha: SBIG ST-8300 with 12nm Astronomik filter
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: QHY 5L II-M on 60mm guide scope

Color: 36 @ 5 min.
Ha: 48 @ 5 min. (unbinned)


Images were focused using the camera's live view and a Bahtinov mask. Color images were converted in Camera Raw and were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. H-alpha images were acquired, aligned, and combined in CCDSoft. The color and Ha composites were aligned in Registar and combined in Photoshop. The final image was adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.


Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on September 11-14, 2018

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