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Contains:  IC 1871, IC 1848
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Soul Nebula - IC1848 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter
Soul Nebula - IC1848 - SHO

Soul Nebula - IC1848 - SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 3249x2406

Dates:Oct. 15, 2016Sept. 10, 2017Sept. 11, 2017

Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 14x900" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium O3 1.25" 8.5nm: 17x900" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium SII 1.25" 8nm: 21x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.0 hours

Flats: ~54

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 17.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 82.95% job: 1725411

RA center: 43.527 degrees

DEC center: 60.402 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.709 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.961 degrees

Field radius: 1.521 degrees

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany


This is a combination of SII, Ha, and OII data (SHO). I used RGB data to improve the star color.
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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  • Soul Nebula - IC1848 - SHO, 


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    Soul Nebula - IC1848 - SHO, 


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Sky plot

Sky plot


Soul Nebula - IC1848 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter