This first image is of the Heart Nebula, IC 1805, located in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is a large and difficult target for my equipment. I was surprised that it turned out as well as it did. The brighter part in the lower-right corner is cataloged as NGC 896. It was discovered before the rest of the nebula. (The Index Catalog is an extension to the New General Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, and contains many objects that were too dim to see when the NGC was made.)
|Heart Nebula, IC 1805 (and NGC 896); ST80 on Vixen SP; Canon EOS Rebel T3; 15x120 at ISO-3200|
This is the Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174), located in Orion. It surrounds open cluster NGC 2175. I don't see this object being imaged very often, so I figured that it would be fairly difficult to pick up on the camera. It was surprisingly bright, though. I really like the contrast between the red emission and white reflection regions.
|Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174) and open cluster NGC 2175; ST80 on Vixen SP; Canon EOS Rebel T3; 18x180 at ISO-1600|