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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1848, IC 1871, IC1848, Sh2-198, Sh2-199
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Soul Nebula IC1848, 


            Stan Smith
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Soul Nebula IC1848

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV

Imaging cameras: ATIK 490 EX Mono

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFR80T-3SV 0.74 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator PRO  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop 2019 CC  ·  ClickDesignSoft Autoscript for Pixinsight  ·  Pixinsight  ·  Stark-Labs PHD2

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider

Dates:Dec. 11, 2019

Optolong Ha 7nm 1,25": 20x600" bin 1x1
Optolong OIII 6.5nm 1.25": 20x600" bin 1x1
Optolong S-II 6.5nm: 20x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 10.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.38%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 3761150

RA center: 2h 54' 54"

DEC center: +60° 22' 13"

Pixel scale: 2.172 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 120.595 degrees

Field radius: 1.218 degrees

Resolution: 3193x2473

Locations: DarkSky Observatory (In My Back Yard), Westminster, SC, United States

Data source: Backyard


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. - Wikipedia

Imaged under 98% full moon. Will replace with a better version without the moonlight.

Image has been replaced with one taken during moonless nights.



Stan Smith
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Soul Nebula IC1848, 


            Stan Smith