IC 1848  Narrowband

IC 1848 Narrowband

The Heart of the Soul Nebula

Constellation: Casseopiea
Ra: 2hr 51m 27s
Dec: +60d 24m 26s
Distance: 7,000 light years
Image Size: 35' x 35'
North: Left

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Description

Astrodon 3 nm H-a, OIII, SII filters, mapped using the Hubble palette to G, B and R, respectively. IC 1848 (W5) is at the eastern edge of a giant stellar nursery near Cassiopeia about 7,000 light years distant This region is part of a larger emission complex known as the Soul Nebula, with the Heart Nebula, IC 1805 nearby. This image is ~ 35 arcmin square.
Exposure: 11.75 hrs Total: 3.75 hrs H-a, 4 hrs each SII, OIII
Telescope: RCOS 16" RC f/8.9 tube
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot4
Calibration: CCDStack
Observatory Site: Sierra-Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, CA
Camera: Apogee U16M
Filters: Astrodon 5 nm H-a & SII, 3nm OIII
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS3
Image Date: 08/10/2008

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