Melotte15 in the Heart Nebula

Constellation: Cassiopeia        Distance: 7500 lightyears

Heart Nebula

Image spcefications:
Exposure: 220 minutes (10 x 10 min and 8 x 15 minutes)
Camera: SBIG ST-8300C
Instrument: TEC140
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: TS Off Axisguider, Starlight Xpress Lodestar autoguider and PHD
Image processing: ImagesPlus, Photoshop CS3
Location: Wateren, Netherlands
Sky Quality Meter: 21,05
Temperature: Ambient: 8° C / chip: -20° C
Date: 9 october 2010
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