The Soul Nebula
IC1848 and IC 1871

IC 1871

This emission nebula is known as The Soul Nebula. It is located in the constellation of Cassiopeia very near the Double Cluster and it's companion, The Heart Nebula. See the color version here.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: IC1848, IC 1871
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 7,500 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 480 min H-Alpha Position: R.A. 3 hr 06 min , Dec +600 41'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 06 October 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village