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IC1848 - Hubble Palette

 

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         Object IC1848 - Hubble Palette
         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.
When imaged through narrowband filters, it is evident that the nebulosity characteristics contains more than energised hydrogen. The subtle blue hues indicate oxygen (OIII), while the red and green hues show sulfur (SII) and hydrogen (Ha) respectively. 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.

This is image is a SII,Ha,OIII composite mapped as R,G,B respectively.
         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: 6 hours (SII:120min,Ha:120min,OIII:120min)
         Date 05/11/2007

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