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IC 1848 • The Soul Nebula in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble

IC 1848 • The Soul Nebula in SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 3173x3967

Dates:Sept. 30, 2019Oct. 7, 2019Oct. 9, 2019

Astrodon OIII 3nm: 211x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25'': 211x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 1.25" 6nm: 211x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 21.1 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 7.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.73%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: None

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


I was in a bit of a hurry to find something after finishing up the previous object on my second rig. I wish I would have framed it up a little more to the left along the spine of the Soul, but am still happy with how it turned out.

The Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia is a faint hydrogen emission nebula 6500 light years away and about 100 light years across. The Soul Nebula is being carved out by the stellar winds from the stars embedded within it, a process that leaves behind large pillars of material pointing inwards. These pillars are very dense and have stars forming at their tips. Each pillar spans about 10 light years.



Douglas J Struble
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IC 1848 • The Soul Nebula in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble