Taken 4-Nov-14
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Photo Info

Dimensions2504 x 1993
Original file size931 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated


Other Names: Soul Nebula, IC 1848, LBN 667
Optics: Borg 101ED at f/4.1
Mount: Paramount MX using The SkyX Pro
Camera: QSI 683WSG
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm
Exposure: 540 Mins or 9 hours, [18 x 1800s]
Accessories: Auto guided with Starlight Xpress Lodestar. Feathertouch focuser using FocusMax
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: Taken over several nights from October 23rd to November 2nd, 2014
Notes: Image acquisition with Maxim DL Pro using MaxPilote automation software. Processing: Image calibration, align, and combine in Maxim DL Pro. Levels, curves, cosmetic adjustments and crop/resize in Photoshop.
Calibrated w/7 Darks, 100 Bias, 50 Flats using a flat pannel. CCD temperature was -25C. Image was taken from my backyard Observatory.

Link to Narrowband image: http://astromarina.zenfolio.com/p52895960/hd6790ed#hd6790ed

Soul Nebula (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667) is emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC1848 (in the body). The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC1848.
Small emission nebula IC 1871 is present just left of the top of the head, and small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area.
This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".