IC 1848 - 1x2 mosaic

Soul Nebula


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Technical details:

Location / Date: Outside of Kopparberg, Västmanland, Sweden / 2020-August

Optics: Orion Optics UK AG12

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS (Unguided)

Camera: ZWO ASI 6200MM-PRO with Astrodon 50mm L-RGB Gen 2 E-Series and 5nm H-Alpha narrowband filters


Ha:115 x 300s,

R:30 x 240s,

G:35 x 240s,

B:30 x 240s

(cumulative exposure time is 15 hours and 55 minutes)

Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop


Image details:

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river.

The Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, a large radio source known as W5, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usually imaged next to its celestial neighbor the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). (Information from APOD)