IC 1848 (North Up, East Left)
IC 1848, also known as the "Soul Nebula" is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It lies at a distance of ~6,500 light-years and has a diameter of ~100 light-years. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula. The first image comprises 5 x Ha, OIII and SII, all 300 seconds each, 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 3 September 2017. The field of view is 34' x 23' and follows the CFHT onvention, Ha-OIII-SII mapped to RGB. The second image comprises 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 18 January 2018. The field of view of the second image is 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square).
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020