Cosmic Love

Cosmic Love
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Cosmic Love

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. The Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. It forms a famous pair known as the Heart and Soul with the neighbouring Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The Soul Nebula is sometimes also known as the Embryo Nebula or IC 1848, which is a designation used for the open star cluster embedded within the nebula.

The Heart and Soul Nebulae complex spans an area about 300 light years across and is a vast star-forming region illuminated by the light of the young stars surrounded by star-forming clouds of dust and gas. The two large clouds are separated by only 2.5 degrees and physically connected by a bridge of gas. The stars in the region are less than a few million years old and are only beginning their life. For comparison, our Sun has been around for almost 5 billion years.

Both nebulas shine brightly in the red light of energized hydrogen. Also shown in this three-color montage is light emitted from sulfur, shown in yellow, and oxygen, shown in blue. Several young open clusters of stars are visible near the nebula centers. Light takes about 6,000 years to reach us from these nebulas, which together span roughly 300 light years. Studies of stars and clusters like those found in the Heart and Soul Nebulas have focused on how massive stars form and how they affect their environment.
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The data is collected from @telescope.live prodata set of heart nebula and David Mackie’s data as I failed to get my own data.
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SPECIFICATIONS
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SPA 1 and SPA 3
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FLI PL16083
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SPAIN
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Date of observation
Pro Data Set
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SHO
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DeepSKyTracker, Photoshop and TopazLab AI
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