Heart and Soul Nebulae

გულისა და სულის ნისლეულები

Imaging Telescope: Rokinon 135mm
Imaging Camera: QSI660wsg-8
Equatorial Mount: iOptron CEM25

Total Exposure in minutes: 145

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November, 2017

Abastumani, Georgia

Cassiopeia is the constellation where the “heart and soul” of our galaxy can be found. Nebulae IC 1802 and IC 1848 are relatively nicknamed Heart and Soul after their heart and embryo-like shapes.

Spanned over 300 light-years, it takes about 6000 years for photons from these bright emission nebulae to reach the Earth. Their bright red light is mostly emitted by energized hydrogen. The region itself contain quite a lot of star clusters as the centers of these nebulae give birth to a lot of young stars.

The vanishing line in the middle of these two nebulae is actually a meteor crossing the Heart and Soul. As the speed of the meteor was high, obviously it only appeared in one OIII frame out of full integration and that is why it shine in blue-greenish color.

The image is taken in Bi Color technique and only expresses the colors emitted by hydrogen (Ha) and oxygen (OIII).

Cassiopeia is the constellation where the “heart and soul” of our galaxy can be found. Nebulae IC 1802 and IC 1848 are relatively nicknamed Heart and Soul after their heart and embryo-like shapes.

Spanned over 300 light-years, it takes about 6000 years for photons from these bright emission nebulae to reach the Earth. Their bright red light is mostly emitted by energized hydrogen. The region itself contain quite a lot of star clusters as the centers of these nebulae give birth to a lot of young stars.

The vanishing line in the middle of these two nebulae is actually a meteor crossing the Heart and Soul. As the speed of the meteor was high, obviously it only appeared in one OIII frame out of full integration and that is why it shine in blue-greenish color.

The image is taken in Bi Color technique and only expresses the colors emitted by hydrogen (Ha) and oxygen (OIII).

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