Page 13 IC 1805 RGB Image

                       Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

               IC 1805
               Central Region of the Heart Nebula in Cassiopia 
             RGB Image


                                      Image Acquisition Information                      
                               Telescope:   16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9) 
                               Location:     The Lost Valley Observatory, loated at Sierra Remote
                                                 Observatories in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California 
                               Camera:       SBIG STL-6303
                               Guiding:       Astrodon  MOAG AOG (SBIG 237 with .65 FLR)
                               Filters:        Astrodon R, G, B
                               Mount:        Software Bisque Paramount ME
                               Acquisition Programs:   The Sky,CCDAutopliot III, CCD Soft. 
                               Processing ProgramsCCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop CS3
                               Date:: November 28-December 31, 2007                              
                               Time 12x20 min ( 4 hours) each for R, G, B: total 12 hrs                                   
                               Processing:  CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/3
Image Information:  IC 1805 is the designation of a young star cluster and the emission nebula surrounding it.  The Heart Nebula (IC 1805) and Soul Nebula (IC 1848) are in close proximity in Cassiopia.  .  
Processing Comments:  Color Image, RGB, assembled in Maxim DL, with further processing (levels/curves, High Pass Filter, Kodac Gem) in PS CS3).

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