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Nebulae IC 1805/1848

IC1848 nebula and the star cluster embedded in it are located just 4 degrees north of h Persei, one of the two members of the famous Double Cluster. The same nebula also hosts Collinder 33 (Cr33) and Collinder 34 (Cr34) star clusters. The faint nebulae IC1871 and Sh2-198 are just near the IC1848.
Just one and a half degree north-west from IC1848 is located the IC1805 complex. This rich but faint nebular complex resides 5 NNE of the Double Cluster in Perseus. The largest and very diffuse part of it, IC1805, contains large and bright star cluster Melotte 15 at its center. Other star clusters (NGC1027, Berkeley 65 and Markarian 6) are located around its edges. The brightest part of IC1805 complex consists of nebulae IC1795 and NGC896 which together are intersected by narrow NW to SE streaks of dust. (Info adapted from

Full-res file is about 354 Megapixels with a resolution of about 1 arcsec per pixel. It shows an area of sky large 6,1 x 4,5 (for comparison, the full-Moon has a diameter of about 0,5).
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This color image is based on data coming from several photographic plates taken between 1989 and 1993 through the Palomar Observatory's 48-inch (1,2-meter) Samuel Oschin Telescope as a part of the second National Geographic Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS II). The photographs were recorded on two type of glass photographic plates - one sensitive to red light and the other to blue and later they were digitized. Credit: Caltech, Palomar Observatory, Digitized Sky Survey.

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