IC1848 Heart of the Soul Nebula Hybrid Image
IC1848 the Soul Nebula also known as Sh2-199 and LBN667 is about 7500 light years distant in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is a crop of the central area for the Soul Nebula. This area spans about 25 light years while the entire nebula is over 100 light years across. This image is produced with data from 2 different telescopes, a smaller TMB 130mm for the color data and a 17′ Planewave for Ha to be used as luminance.
560 min Ha with TMB 130mm
280 min OIII with TMB 130mm
380 min SII with TMB 130mm
330 min Ha for Luminance with 17″ Planewave
Scope TMB130mm / Planewave 17″
Camera Apogee U8300 / SBIG 11002 and AOX
Mount Atlas EQG / Paramount
Filters Astrodon Ha5nm OIII3nm SII3nm
Exposures Ha 9.3hrs OIII 4.6hrs 6.3SII hrs 20min subs // Ha for Lum 5.5hrs 30min subs
Location Connellsville Pa. Home Observatory 2012 // SRO observatories 2014
This is the original image from 2012 that was produced from the color data used in the hybrid image.