Zdobienie / Decoration

IC 1848 – Soul Nebula

Zdobienie / Decoration

IC 1848 – Soul Nebula

6000 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas.

IC 1848 (also OCL 364) is also used to describe the open cluster associated with the Soul Nebula, that highlights the nebula. Its brightness is 6.5 magnitude.

IC 1848 – Sould Nebula – reduced stars brightness

The Soul Nebula is related to the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Both mentioned nebulae, cover an area of approximately 300 light-years. They both emit bright red light from hydrogen emmision.

IC 1848 – Soul Nebula

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerhout_5


Technical information

  • Location: La Palma 12.2020

  • Equipment: ATIK Horizon RGB,

  • Hypergraph TS 420mm f/2,8 OTA PH6,

  • CEM25p with small self made tuning,

  • Composition: APP

  • Processing: APP + RT + GIMP + add-ons (Linux)

  • Total exposure time minus defective light frames: 4h 36min.,

  • Lights: 238

  • Calibration frames: Flats, Bias, Darks


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