IC1848 Soul Nebula

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.


FS Image




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.



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