Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1848  ·  IC 1871
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IC1848 (Soul Nebula), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC1848 (Soul Nebula)
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IC1848 (Soul Nebula)

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IC1848 (Soul Nebula), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC1848 (Soul Nebula)
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IC1848 (Soul Nebula)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
Mounts
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters
Astrodon 3nm OIII · Astrodon 3nm SII · Ha 3nm
Accessories
Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System · Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel' · Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · PIXINSIGHT 1.8 · Photoshop CS6
Guiding Cameras
Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 8, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 11x1800" (5h 30') bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 11x1800" (5h 30') bin 2x2
Ha 3nm: 14x1800" (7h) bin 1x1
Integration:
18h
Avg. Moon age:
2.18 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.30%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00
Mean SQM:
18.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2518445

RA center: 02h52m58s.6

DEC center: +60°2306

Pixel scale: 1.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.347 degrees

Field radius: 0.899 degrees

Resolution: 3441x2904

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Imaged over 7 nights from Oct 27 2018 to Jan 8 2019 with 3nm narrowband filters (Ha, Oiii & Sii)

Calibration and mostly processed in PixInsight. I used the tone mapping method, this involves removing the stars from each filter stack (this was done in Photoshop), further processing in PixInsight and back into Photoshop for combining the images. I used just the stars from the Ha stack.

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IC1848 (Soul Nebula), 



    
        

            Mike Oates