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The star cluster Melotte 15 contains bright young stars that energize hydrogen, causing it to emit the red light that illuminates this heart-shaped nebula. In the corner is its near companion Fishead Nebula.
⭐ This photograph is part of our signature series.
Telescope:   Svbony sv503 70ED
Length:   336mm
Aperture:   70mm
F-stop:   f/4.56
Sessions:   1
Captured:   2022-05-08 to 2022-05-08
Lights:   8
Exposure:   180
Total exposure:   24 m
Ra:   2h 32m 49.8s
Dec:   +61° 24' 52.251
Size:   192.178 x 131.428 arcmin
Radius:   1.94 deg
Scale:   1.584 arcsec/pixel