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Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Soul Nebula

Soul Nebula

Other Names: SH2 199, IC 1848, LBN 667
Optics: Borg 101ED at f/4.1
Mount: Paramount MX using The SkyX Pro
Camera: QSI 683WS-8
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 3nm, SII 3nm
Exposure: 720 Mins or 12 hours, [5x 1800s Ha, 9x 1800s OIII, 10x 1800s SII], Binned 1x1
Accessories: Auto guided with Borg 45ED & Starlight Xpress Lodestar. Feathertouch focuser using FocusMax 3.8.0
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: Taken over several nights from November 7th to November 14th, 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/29 Darks, 100 Bias, 50 Flats of each filter using a flat pannel. CCD temperature was -25C. Image was taken from my backyard Observatory.

Link to Ha image: http://astromarina.zenfolio.com/p264248004/h30ad57c3#h30ad57c3

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".