An open cluster of massive hot blue super-giant stars can be found near the center of IC 1805 - more commonly referred to as the Heart Nebula. Shown in the upper right quadrant of this
image the fierce stellar winds from these young stars have blown an enormous bubble within the parent HII nebula. These winds have also sculpted the dust clouds within which other
stars are forming.
This image uses the (modified) hubble palette (SII/Ha/OIII) and has RGB stars.
OTA: Skywatcher Esprit 120
Camera: Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel
Filters: Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII (all 3nm) and LRGB Gen2 - E series
Mount: AP Mach 1
Exposure: Ha:OIII:SII:RGB 280:140:180:30
Data obtained: Dec 2015, Oct/Nov 2016