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Contains:  IC 1871, IC 1848
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IC 1848: The Soul Nebula, 





    
        

            Glenn Diekmann
IC 1848: The Soul Nebula

IC 1848: The Soul Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4516x3392

Dates:Oct. 7, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon H-alpha 5 nm: 243x180" (gain: 139.00) -10C
Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 192x180" (gain: 139.00) -10C
Astrodon SII 3 nm: 211x180" (gain: 139.00) -10C

Integration: 32.3 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 9.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Astrometry.net job: 3072218

RA center: 2h 55' 56"

DEC center: +60° 26' 45"

Pixel scale: 1.617 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.770 degrees

Field radius: 1.269

Data source: Backyard

Description

IC 1848, commonly known as the Soul Nebula, is a large area of nebulosity in Cassiopeia and the companion of IC 1805, the Heart Nebula. These beautiful neighbors lie 6500 and 7500 light years away, respectively.

This is a modified Hubble palette image that I processed using PixInsight, with finishing touches in Lightroom. I managed to capture over 32 hours of data for this project, and the data was much cleaner and less noisy than that of my sub-10-hour integrations. I am still on the steep part of the learning curve with narrowband processing. I feel I have learned a lot from this project, though.

Thanks for looking.

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Revisions

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    Original
  • IC 1848: The Soul Nebula, 





    
        

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  • Final
    IC 1848: The Soul Nebula, 





    
        

            Glenn Diekmann
    C

B

Slightly more contrast.

C

Took out a bit of green in the nebulosity.

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

IC 1848: The Soul Nebula, 





    
        

            Glenn Diekmann