The Fish Head (IC1795) is the bright region in the upper left. The Heart (IC1805) is the entire right side.
This Heart Nebula image is a mosaic of 2 frames, captured at Wa-
The Heart is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia and about 7,500 light years from Earth. It does look like a heart, sort of. I suspect that the neighboring Soul Nebula (also about 7,500 light years distant) was named just to satisfy the urge to put “Heart” and “Soul” together.
Scope: AT111EDT at f/5.6
Mount: AP Mach1
Camera: QSI 583 at –
Exposure: H-a/OIII/SII, 2 frames of 7 hrs, 14 hrs total