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Contains:  IC 1848, NGC 1027, IC 1805, IC 1795, NGC 896
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The Heart and Soul nebula, 


            Vincent Groenewold
The Heart and Soul nebula

The Heart and Soul nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 14481x16663

Frames: 37x900"

Integration: 9.2 hours job: 1770764

RA center: 40.780 degrees

DEC center: 61.290 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.641 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 246.353 degrees

Field radius: 5.031 degrees

Locations: Home observatory, Maarssen, Utrecht, Netherlands


Going further with the area of the Heart nebula (IC1805), I imaged around it to include the Soul nebula (IC1848). This mosaic contains 9.2 hours of data in total, mostly in the Heart nebula and about 30 min of the Soul Nebula (2x 15min subs per frame). The time is ofcourse spread out over all frames which totals 9.2 hours. My goal is to get as much data of the Soul nebula as well (reducing the noisy parts) and to include some RGB of the entire FOV at a later date. The signal as-is I already like a lot and ofcourse practicing with mosaics is awesome.

All data was taken on 22 - 24-9-2017 and 14 - 16-10-2017.



Vincent Groenewold
License: Attribution Creative Commons


  • The Heart and Soul nebula, 


            Vincent Groenewold
  • Final
    The Heart and Soul nebula, 


            Vincent Groenewold

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The Heart and Soul nebula, 


            Vincent Groenewold

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