Heart & Soul Nebula
||TeleVue NP101is f5.4
||mag 5 sky
||LRGB = 26.67,6.17,10.5,12.33h
||CCD Stack, Registar, PixInsight, Photoshop CS4
||Four frame mosaic - first light of my TeleVue NP101is
This field (approximately 7 x 4.5 degrees) is covered with many interesting objects. Some of them can be seen
at an image scale of 100% or 150% image scale. Click on the thumbnails below:
A labeled high resolution image of the entire region can be found here, thanks
to Sakib Rasool! There are many uncatalogued nebulas.
click here for a 35% size 2500x1730 (3300KB)
click here for a 45% size 3320x2225 (4970KB)
Below you see narrowband Halpha emission line images. On the left, an interesting and rarely imaged supernova remnant (HB3) can be seen
while on the right the whole 4-frame mosaic of the Heart and Soul Nebula is shown. For the mosaic, the right side
unfortunately had to be cropped (just the part where the nice shock front is) because I initially did not kown that there
was such a supernova remnant (until Sakib Rasool mentioned
it by coincidence).
Below you find two additional crops at 400% and 150% resolution. One shows an interesting ring structure, the
other shows the two galaxies Maffei 1 and 2.