The Heart Nebula

The Heart Nebula

Located 7500 lightyears away in the cassiopeia constellation, the heart nebula is a giant emmission nebula, surrounding NGC896, an open star cluster.

Exposure: 5hrs 45min


  • Scope: William Optics ZenithStar 80 ED II
  • Lens: Skywatcher 0.85x Reducer/Flattener
  • Camera: Canon EOS 60Da
  • Filter: Altair Tri-Band
  • Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 GT
  • Guiding: Svbony SV165 Guide Scope with ZWO ASI 224MC
  • Controller: Raspberry Pi 4b with Stellarmate OS


  • IC 1805
  • NGC 896
  • Melotte 15