Good Morning. It’s November 17, and today’s photo takes us into the constellation Cassiopeia, where the Heart Nebula is seen 7,500 light years away.
This is a bright nebula, discovered about 240 years ago by astronomer William Herschel. Because of its bright colors, the Heart Nebula is an attractive target for astronomers.
In today’s photo, Kyle Cauwels zooms into the central part of the nebula. “The star cluster in the center of the image is named Melotte 15 and is sometimes called the ‘Heart of the Heart Nebula,'” he told me. “The region of nebulosity is definitely my favorite part.”
Some of the brightest stars in the center of the image are 50 times brighter than our Sun.
As this is Friday, we will see you in a couple of days.
Source: Kyle Cauvels.
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