Melotte 15 | Steve Coates

Photographer
Steve Coates
Email
stevencoates_pa@cox.net
Location of photo
Ocala, Florida
Date/Time of photo
October 26 and 26, 2013
Equipment
20 minute exposures combined to a total of: 3 hours Ha (binned 1x1) 2 hours and 20 min OIII (binned 1x1) 2 hours and 20 min SII (binned 1x1) Processed in Photoshop using Hubble palette Imaging telescope: Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chrétien Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II German equatorial mount
Description
IC 1805 and Melotte 15 is an emission nebula with star cluster in the center of the Heart nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia about 7,500 light years from Earth. Imaged from Ocala, Florida through Ha, OIII and SII filters. The shape of the nebulous region (IC 1805) is caused by stellar winds and radiation from super hot young stars of Melotte 15. 20 minute exposures combined to a total of: 3 hours Ha (binned 1x1) 2 hours and 20 min OIII (binned 1x1) 2 hours and 20 min SII (binned 1x1) Processed in Photoshop using Hubble palette Imaging telescope: Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chrétien Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II German equatorial mount --
Website
http://coatesastrophotography.blogspot.com/2013/10/melotte-15-in-hubble-palette.html
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