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Galactic Nebulae IC 1805,1848: The constellation of Cassiopeia is a huge treasure chest for deep sky objects. Among the top rank definitely these two emission nebulae. IC 1805 at the top of the image is also called Heart Nebula, due to its specific form, underneath is the fainter IC 1848, also called Soul Nebula. Both nebulae are prominent star generating regions with all the specifics of them, e.g. shock- and ionisation fronts as well as dark nebulae (see also the Hi-Res version).

 Heart and Soul Nebula can be viewed in this wide-angle image in their full extent.



Object Galactic Nebulae IC 1805,1848-Wide-Field
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 1805,1848
Constellation Cassiopeia
Optics Canon EF lens 200mm 1:2.8 @ f/3.5
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 20min Baader H-alpha, 3 x 10min each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Skywatcher ED80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha, R:H-alpha/R, G,B
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 21 July, 12 Sep 2010
 
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