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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A beautiful view of IC 1805, the Heart Nebula and IC 1848

A beautiful view of IC 1805, the Heart Nebula and IC 1848
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IC 1848 nebula and the star cluster embedded in it are located just 4 degrees north of h Persei, one of the two members of the famous Double Cluster. The same nebula also hosts Collinder 33 (Cr33) and Collinder 34 (Cr34) star clusters. The faint nebulae IC 1871 and Sh2-198 are just near the IC 1848.
Just one and a half degree north-west from IC 1848 is located the IC 1805 complex, the Heart Nebula. This rich but faint nebular complex resides 5° NNE of the Double Cluster in Perseus. The largest and very diffuse part of it, IC 1805, contains large and bright star cluster Melotte 15 at its center. Other star clusters (NGC 1027, Berkeley 65 and Markarian 6) are located around its edges. The brightest part of IC 1805 complex consists of nebulae IC 1795 and NGC 896 which together are intersected by narrow NW to SE streaks of dust.
Credit: Davide De Martin

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