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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1871
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IC 1848 • Half of the Soul Nebula in HOO, 


            Douglas J Struble
IC 1848 • Half of the Soul Nebula in HOO
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IC 1848 • Half of the Soul Nebula in HOO

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX102T-R

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

Software: PHD2  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stellarium  ·  Photoshop CS5  ·  SkySafari Pro

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25''  ·  Astrodon OIII 3nm

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener  ·  ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  MoonLite CFL 2.5" Large Format Focuser

Dates:Oct. 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

Integration: 14.1 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 9.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.37%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3251072

RA center: 2h 58' 48"

DEC center: +60° 26' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.086 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 78.163 degrees

Field radius: 0.766 degrees

Resolution: 3967x3173

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

Data source: Backyard


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 • Half of the Soul Nebula in HOO, 


            Douglas J Struble