Melotte 15 - Heart of the Heart Nebula

Object IC1805; Melotte 15; "Heart Nebula"; "Heart of the Heart Nebula"
Description IC1805 is a large emission nebulae in Cassiopeia that I captured here with narrowband filters, a monochrome camera, and a telescope with a focal length of 464mm. It was all shot from my light polluted backyard in Somerville, MA. Mapped color in the Hubble Palette (SHO->RGB).
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Melotte 15 by Nico Carver is licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Licesnse.
Acquisition Dates 11/09/20; 11/10/20; 11/14/20; 11/15/20; 11/23/20; 11/24/20
Locations Backyard, Somerville, MA
Optics Stellarvue SVQ86
Mount Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro
Camera ZWO ASI-1600 MM-Cool (v3)
Filters Astrodon Ha (5nm), OIII (3nm), SII (3nm)
Guiding ZWO ASI290MM Mini and Astromania 60mm guidescope
Gain 200
Cooling -15C
Integration Total: 23.3 hours; SII: 86x300"; Ha: 112x300"; OIII: 82x300"
Software Mount Control: EQMOD; Planetarium: Cartes Du Ciel; Acuisition: Sequence Generator Pro; Guiding: PHD2; Polar Alignment: QHY Polemaster; Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5 and Photoshop CS6
RA/DEC Center 38.855 degrees, 61.366 degrees
Orientation (E of N) 16.1 degrees
Links Astrobin; WorldWideTelescope
Melotte 15 in the WorldWideTelescope screenshot