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IC1848 - Soul Nebula


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         Object IC1848 - Soul Nebula
         Comment The faint emission nebulae and overlapping open cluster of IC1848 resides in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is commonly known as the Soul or Baby nebulae, due to the nebulosity displaying the contours of what appears to be a foetus. The nebulae glows vibrantly red due to energised hydrogen. Present near the top of the foetus head is the bright nebulae IC1871, while the open cluster dots the foetus stomach. The nebulae is estimated as being 6,500 light years distant.

The image is an [LHa][RHa]GB composite.
         Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED F/5 (530mm FL)
         Camera SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale: 3.5 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 5 hours (L:90min,Ha:60min,R:50min,G:50min,B:50min)
         Date Luminance & Ha - 18/10/2007
RGB - 15/10/2007


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