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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

IC 1848 • Half of the Soul Nebula in HOO

Technical card

Resolution: 3967x3173

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 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

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