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Contains:  IC 1848, IC 1871, IC1848, Sh2-198, Sh2-199, Sh2-201
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IC 1871 & IC 1848 Soul Nebula, 


            Gebhard Maurer
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IC 1871 & IC 1848 Soul Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 30, 2019Oct. 1, 2019

L-Pro 2": 80x300" ISO800
L-Pro 2": 20x360" ISO800

Integration: 8.7 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~103

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 2.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.51%

Mean FWHM: 8.50

Temperature: 17.00 job: 2959143

RA center: 2h 55' 7"

DEC center: +60° 24' 22"

Pixel scale: 2.154 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -4.437 degrees

Field radius: 1.776 degrees

Resolution: 4976x3216

Locations: Backyard, Raglitz, Niederösterreich, Austria

Data source: Traveller


The Soul Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. It forms a famous pair known as the Heart and Soul with the neighbouring Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The Soul Nebula is sometimes also known as the Embryo Nebula or IC 1848, which is a designation used for the open star cluster embedded within the nebula.

I have tried to capture the Soul Nebula in two nights. In the first night heavy clouds came in after 10 images. The second night was amazing, but my Esprit was moist from the dew after some images. That's why everything is a little bit blurry.



Gebhard Maurer
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IC 1871 & IC 1848 Soul Nebula, 


            Gebhard Maurer