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
29 hours 20 mins in total.
Telescope: Tec 140 F7
Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -10C
Image Scale: 0.95
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