Soul Nebula: Very close to the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) in the constellation of Cassiopeia lies this quite faint emission nebula. A rich star forming region, it shows several typical features for this class of objects: Bok globules , Cometary Globules as well as trunk like pillars, all of them different beds for star births.

Some very bright blue-white stars illuminate the hydrogen gas to shine red, but also give the scene a blueish tint from reflected light.

Object Soul Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 1848
Constellation Cassiopeia
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch, f/4.6 with Televue Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera OHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 2 sets 7x 10min IDAS LPS filter, 7 x 15min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop. 2-panel mosaic of H-alpha - RGB composits
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 30+31 Aug 2008
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