NGC 1027

Combination of 15, 1 minute images unfiltered.
SBIG STL-1001E CCD. 20" f/6.8 Dall-Kirkham cassegrain telescope at prime focus.

NGC 1027 is a large and bright open cluster in Casseopia, located at the eastern edge of the large emission nebula, IC 1805, more commonly known as the "Heart Nebula". The cluster is visible in binoculars and consists of a scattered group of moderately bright stars surrounding the brightest star.