Centre of the Heart Nebule

Centre of the Heart Nebula captured in Ha, OIII, SII. The clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula’s newborn star cluster, Melotte 15.

Captured by David Wills at PixelSkies, Spain www.pixelskiesastro.com

Ha 39x1200Secs

OIII 20x1200Secs

SII 29x1200Secs

29 hours 20 mins in total.

Equipment used:

Telescope: Tec 140 F7

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -10C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Astronomik LRGB, Ha

Mount: iOptron CEM60 “Standard” GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Voyager

Observatory control: Lunatico Dragonfly

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8


Beautiful work, David! Congratulations.

Kind regards,


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Wonderful David, congratulations !

All the best

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