Melotte 15 at the heart of the heart nebula


Terry Hancock

New Mexico

A crop of the original image of ‘A deep view of The Heart Nebula’ Herb collected this beautiful data remotely courtesy of Sky West in New Mexico, using a Takahashi FSQ106 APO Refractor along with KAF8300 chip and consisting of 15 x 30 min long exposures each channel using SII, Ha and OIII narrowband filters.
Emission Nebula, lying at a distance of over 7000 light years and at the centre of The Heart Nebula is the open cluster known as Melotte 15, surrounded by these most striking dust pillars.

Another collaboration with Data by Herb Carpenter, Post Processing by Terry Hancock.