A Narrowband Image of the Fish Head Nebula (NGC 896)

A few years ago, I created a 15-panel mosaic of IC 1805 – The Heart Nebula. This nebula, located in Cassiopeia, has a small extension not captured in the mosaic image. I went back and imaged this portion, which is identified as NGC 896 – The Fish Head Nebula.

Because it is part of the Heart Nebula, it has the same details in that it is roughly 7,500 light years away. However, the fish head section of the heart nebula was discovered first because it is brighter than the rest of the nebula.