IC1848 - The Soul Nebula - HaRGB

IC1848 HaRGB

Found in the constellation Cassiopeia. 


From Wikipedia:

The Soul Nebula (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667) is an emission nebula in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC1848 (in the body). The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC1848. Small emission nebula IC 1871 is present just left of the top of the head, and small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area. This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".


Here is the pure H-Alpha channel:

IC1848 H-Alpha

And here is an enhanced version of the HaRGB image where the H-Alpha layer was also used as Luminance (with some sharpening and colour rebalancing)

IC1848 HaRGB w Ha as Luminance also

Moravian G4 camera w Astrodon Gen II filter set
AP155EDF w 4" field flattener
Paramount MX guided w ST-402 and Borg 60mm Achromat

6x10min each of RGB
9x20min hydrogen alpha

Image acquisition with TSX and CCD-Commander
All calibration and image preparation plus processing of the RGB colour image and the H-Alpha image in PixInsight
Ha+RGB combine in Photoshop

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Lucknow, Ontario
Sept  2020