Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1848  ·  IC 1871
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Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5), 



    
        

            Drew Evans
Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5)
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Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5), 



    
        

            Drew Evans
Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5)
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics SpaceCat 51 APO 250mm f/4.9

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini (mono)

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Optilong l-enhance

Accessory: ZWO ASIAIR



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3194695

RA center: 2h 54' 23"

DEC center: +60° 23' 45"

Pixel scale: 3.863 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 28.037 degrees

Field radius: 1.740 degrees


Resolution: 2592x1950

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia and is a distance of 7500 light years from Earth. It forms a famous pair known as the Heart and Soul with the neighboring 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. It is a vast star-forming region illuminated by the light of the young stars surrounded by star-forming clouds of dust and gas. The stars in the region are less than a few million years old and are only beginning their life.

OTA: William Optics SpaceCat 51mm f/4.9 250mm focal length
Camera: ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Mount: Celestron CGX-L
Control: ZWO ASIAIR
Auto-guiding: ZWO ASI290MM Mini and ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope
Filter: Optolong 2" L-Enhance Dual Narrowband Light Pollution Filter (H-Alpha and H-Beta/O-III)

Capture date: November 22, 2019
1 hour 20 minute combined exposure with darks and flats
Langhorne, PA - Bortle 7 skies
Processed in Pixinsight and Lightoom

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Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5), 



    
        

            Drew Evans