The Heart Nebula, As Deep As Love

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Terry Hancock

New Mexico

A collaboration of data by Herb Carpenter & Terry Hancock make up this image consisting of mainly 30 minute long and over 110 seperate exposures for a total integration time of 42 hours.
Herb’s data collected remotely from Sky West New Mexico while Terry’s data was collected from his backyard Observatory in Michigan.

Visually, the Heart Nebula is an elusive object in a small telescope. The brightest knot of glowing gas at the base of the “Heart†was discovered first and classified separately as NGC 896. The rest of the nebula was discovered later as telescopes and cameras improved in capability. In images like those shown here, the shape of the nebula is easy to discern.

A collaboration of data by Herb Carpenter & Terry Hancock make up this image consisting of mainly 30 minute long and over 110 seperate exposures for a total integration time of 42 hours.
Herb’s data collected remotely from Sky West New Mexico while Terry’s data was collected from his backyard Observatory in Michigan.

Visually, the Heart Nebula is an elusive object in a small telescope. The brightest knot of glowing gas at the base of the “Heart†was discovered first and classified separately as NGC 896. The rest of the nebula was discovered later as telescopes and cameras improved in capability. In images like those shown here, the shape of the nebula is easy to discern.

2016-02-15T00:00:00

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