CCDStack, Photoshop CS w/ the Fits Liberator plugin, Noel Carboni's actions
and Russell Croman's GradientXTerminator
CCDStack to calibrate, register,
normalize, data reject & combine.
non-linear stretching and color combine.
North is to the top.
IC 1805, The Heart Nebula, is located in the eastern part of
Cassiopeia, about 7,500 light-years away. The area is dominated by
the red glow of energized hydrogen. At the center of the "heart" is
an open cluster known as Melotte 15 and the open cluster NGC 1027 is
to the left. The large knot at the upper right is IC 1795 or NGC