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Astro Imaging & Dark Sky Preserve

     IC 1795

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Fish Head Nebula (IC 1795) & Part of Soul Nebula

IIC 1795 is also known as a Fish Head Nebula. It's a  star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia at distance of about 6000 light years. This image  shows about a square degree of sky, the actual size of the imaged area is around 130 light years. IC 1795 is a part of the large nebula complex known as IC 1805, the Heart Nebula.


My image here was taken on November 18th 2016, and is about 6 hours of data. It is an LRGB+Ha blend. The "L" is a synthetic luminance obtained form the RGB.