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IC 1848 soul nebula core

Emission nebula in constallation Cassiopeia.

The Soul Nebula IC1848 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia in the Perseus arm of our Milky Way. The nebula contains several small open star clusters and a radio source known as W5.

IC 1848
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Object: IC 1848
Date of exposures: 17.11.2018, 04.12.2018
Distance: 7.500 Lightyears
Exposures: Ha 5nm: 37 x 300", OIII 3nm: 37 x 300", RGB: 63 x 180", Sum: 9,3 hrs.
Telescope: 10'', F4 Newton
Focal length: 1000 mm
Filter: Astrodon RGB E-Series, H-Alpha 5nm, O[III] 3 nm
Camera: ASI 1600 MMC Pro
Guiding: Off Axis Guider, Lodestar
Mount: EQ8

Several small open star clusters are embedded in this nebula, which is why the object is commonly known as the star cluster IC 1848. The small emission nebula IC 1871 can be found at the top left of the head of the nebula, other small emission nebulae like IC 669 and IC 670 are slightly below. The complex east of it is its neighbour IC 1805, the so-called Heart Nebula. Both are often referred to together as the Heart Nebula and the Soul Nebula.


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