Tony Hallas caught this striking image of the Heart Nebula (NGC 896) in Perseus with his SVX180T. Located in the constellation Cassiopeia, this emission nebula is made up of ionized oxygen and sulfur gasses, which are responsible for its rich blue and orange colors. Meanwhile, its remarkable shape is driven by stellar winds from the hot stars in its core. It lies about 7,500 light-years away from Earth and 200 light-years in diameter.
Filters: RGB + Ha + OIII ... RGB assisted by narrow band.