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Heart Nebula Facts Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia

Heart Nebula is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 7,500 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

It is also referred to as IC1805 which is short for Index Catalogue number 1805. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue.

The Emission Nebula's location is 02:33:22 (R.A.) and 61:26:36 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 18.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 150x150 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Heart Nebula has a radius of 100 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 200 light years. It would take a space ship 200 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

Fact File


NameHeart Nebula
TypeEmission Nebula
Index Catalogue IdIC1805
ConstellationCassiopeia
Right Ascension02:33:22
Declination61:26:36
Distance (Lt.Yr)7,500
Radius (Lt.Yr)100.00
Apparent Dimension150x150
Visual / Apparent Magnitude18.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
CoprightSkeeze

Location of Heart Nebula Facts in Cassiopeia


Heart Nebula Facts Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia

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