Capturing the Heart Nebula (IC 1805)


The Heart Nebula

I couldn’t get the processing right.  I don’t know what I’m missing but struggled a lot in getting the SHO palette working together.  Anyway, so far this is what I got and hoping that I can get more data in the next couple of nights.

The Heart Nebula

Updated with a reprocessed data

The Heart Nebula



  • Sequence Generator Pro
  • PHD2
  • Stellarium
  • Stellarium Scope


  • Celestron AVX Mount
  • Orion ED80T-CF
  • Orion 80mm ShortTube
  • Orion SSAG
  • ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool
  • ZWO 8 1.25″ Electronic Filter Wheel
  • Orion 7nm narrowband filters (Ha, O3, S2)


  • 38 Ha frames @ 5mins exposure
  • 12 O3 frames @ 5mins exposue
  • 18 S2 frames @ 5mins exposure
  • 40 dark frames
  • 100 bias frames
  • no flats
  • 10-22 to 10-23 1017

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