The Heart Nebula (IC1805)
There are a few objects in the universe that really do look like real things, the Horsehead Nebula being the best example but here’s another one – the Heart Nebula.
This was taken tonight and is 20X 5min subs taken with a QHY8 through an ED80.
The Heart is in the constellation of Cassiopeia and is another region of glowing Hydrogen gas (There really is a lot of hydrogen in the galaxy you know!). The Nebula itself is around 7500 light years from us and the hydrogen is glowing due to intense radiation from the little cluster of stars in the centre.