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Contains:  IC 1871, IC 1848
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IC1848 - LRGB and HaLRGB, 


            Thomas Richter
IC1848 - LRGB and HaLRGB

IC1848 - LRGB and HaLRGB

Technical card

Resolution: 3293x2485

Dates:Oct. 9, 2016Oct. 29, 2016

Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 14x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 14x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 1.25'' Filter: 17x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 14x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.9 hours

Darks: ~35

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 18.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.25%

Temperature: 2.50 job: 1302585

RA center: 43.506 degrees

DEC center: 60.419 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.711 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.061 degrees

Field radius: 1.553 degrees

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany; Vockenroth, Neuhof, Bayern, Germany


Rev. A is a LRGB version
Rev. B is improved by Ha data

Hope you enjoy it !

Object description ( :

Westerhout 5 (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667, Soul Nebula) is an emission nebula located in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC 1848 (in the body). The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC 1848.

Small emission nebula IC 1871 is present just left of the top of the head, and small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area.

The galaxies Maffei 1 and Maffei 2 are both nearby the nebula, although light extinction from the Milky Way makes them very hard to see. Once thought to be part of our local group, they are now known to belong to their own group- the IC 342/Maffei Group.

This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".



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IC1848 - LRGB and HaLRGB, 


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