Inside the Heart / Mel 15

Bob Lockwood
Location of photo
San Diego county mountains, Ca.
Date/Time of photo
Telescope Engineering Company APO160FL @ f/7.2 F/L 1152mm. Astro-Physics 900 GTOCP3 SBIG-10XME @-10c / FLI-PDF / Guided by TV60 / SBIG-ST402
HSHO, Ha=L, Sll=R, Ha=G, Olll=B, 8x15min. Ea. (bin 1x1) Center of the Heart nebula IC1805 / Sh2-190, also known as Melotte 15 (Mel 15) is an open cluster of stars and contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun's mass.
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