Location of Photo:
IC ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY, SPAIN (Remote astronomy via Telescope Live)
Date/Time of photo:
Dec 2021 – Jan 2022
Officina Stellare ProRC 700; FLI ProLine PL16803
The image shows the heart of the Heart Nebula (Melotte 15), a breathtakingly beautiful cluster of young, hot stars and dark dust clouds. The stars within this cluster are incredibly young, with some estimated to be only a few hundred thousand years old. Yet already they shine with a brilliance that puts our own sun to shame.