IC 1805/1848/1795

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the galactic nebulae IC 1805 (Heart Nebula), IC 1848 (Soul Nebula), and IC 1795 (NGC 896, Fish Head Nebula) in the constellation Cassiopeia.

 

Introduction

The galactic nebulae IC 1805 (Heart Nebula, IC 1848 (Soul Nebula) and IC 1795 (NGC 896, Fish Head Nebula) form a larger nebulosity region in the constellation Cassiopeia, not far away from the Perseus Double Cluster NGC 869/884. Togehter, the two nebalulae are called Heart and Soul Nebula.

The Fish Head Nebula (IC 1795, NGC 896), next to IC 1805, is the brightest region and was therefore discovered first (by William Herschel). This brightest part of the nebula is also called NGC 896 (what Herschel discovered and is sometimes called Fish Head Nebula) and IC 1795 is a fainter outlier north of it (that is how I understand Stoyan's books...).

The (hi)story about these nebulae can be read here: www.deepskycorner.ch/ic1805/ic1805.de.php

IC 1805      IC 1848      IC 1795 / NGC 896
Size: 1.5° x 1° (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,800 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)
  Size: 1.5' x 0.5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,800 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)
  Size: 24 x 22' (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,800 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

The galactic nebulae IC 1805 (Heart Nebula) and IC 1848 (Soul Nebula) in the constellation Cassiopeia (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

The galactic nebulae IC 1805 (Heart Nebula), IC 1848 (Soul Nebula), and IC 1795 (NGC 896) in the constellation Cassiopeia (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

IC 1795

    

IC 1795 - Sep 18, 2020

 

IC 1795 - Sep 18, 2020

    

IC 1795 - Sep 18, 2020, photo on top processed

 

IC 1795 - Sep 18, 2020, photo on top processed

IC 1805

         

IC 1805 - Sep 12, 2020

 

IC 1805 - Sep 12, 2020

 

IC 1805 - Sep 14, 2020

      

IC 1805 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

IC 1805 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

IC 1805 - Sep 14, 2020, photo on top processed

        

IC 1805 - Sep 14, 2020

 

IC 1805 - Sep 14, 2020, photo left processed

   

IC 1848

    

IC 1848 - Sep 12, 2020

 

IC 1848 - Sep 12, 2020

    

IC 1848 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

IC 1848 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

eVscope 2

IC 1805

    

IC 1805 - Nov 24, 2022

 

IC 1805 - Nov 24, 2022, photo left processed

IC 1848

    

IC 1848 - Nov 24, 2022

 

IC 1848 - Nov 24, 2022, photo left processed

Vespera

    

IC 1805, Nov 1, original (375 frames, about 1 h), mosaic

  IC 1805, Nov 1, original (375 frames, about 1 h), mosaic, processed

At the top right, there are NGC 896 and IC 1795!

 

My Own Observations

Observations September 2020

Observations November 2022

 

References

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