Our cosmic journey takes us north to the Perseus arm of the Milky Way galactic core in the constellation of a Cassiopeia. Meet the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) located some 7,500 light years away from Earth, and the Soul Nebula (Sharpless 2-199) which lies approximately 6,000 light years from Earth. Both targets are emission nebulas that glow with hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur gases, and darker dust lanes; and are said to contain active star-forming regions. You should be able to distinguish between the two, as the Heart Nebula resembles… well a heart. This area in the night skies will be revisited in the near future for a closer look at each nebula. In the meantime, keep looking up and experience an amazing Universe.
Gear: AA Hypercam 26C + Askar FMA180 on iOptron Skyguider Pro; SVBONY Ha and Oiii narrowband filters (7nm)
Exif: 4 hrs (180s) subs Ha, 2 hrs (180s) subs Oiii, Gain 200, Offset 3, TEC @ 10 degrees, f/4, focal length 180mm (unguided)