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Image submitted by Ian Smith

Image is of IC1795 known as the Fish Head Nebula is a star forming region in Cassiopeia, approximately 6k LY away and spanning 70 LY across.It is part of the Heart Nebula IC1805. The intense Red colour comes from the dominant Hydrogen emissions.Also visible are dark lanes of obscuring dust.

5hrs of Ha(Red) and 2 hrs each of O3 and S2 produced a Narrowband image in Natural colour using 190mm Mak-Newt/Atik 460e on an NEQ6 with Maxim/PHD2/DSS/PS software.