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IC 1848, Soul Nebula, Narrowband Hubble Palette, Infrared Composite Starless Image

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IC 1848, Soul Nebula, Narrowband Hubble Palette, Infrared Composite Starless Image

PLATE SOLVE
Center (RA, Dec): (43.479, 60.506)
Center (RA, hms): 02h 53m 55.052s
Center (Dec, dms): +60° 30′ 20.050″
Size: 1.33 x 1.25 deg
Radius: 0.912 deg
Pixel scale: 1.22 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is -2.28 degrees E of N

This is a starless composite image using the tone map layer from my earlier post of the Soul Nebula as the color layer:

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And a greyscale version of an infrared (IR) image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/L Allen and X. Koenig, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/1953-ssc2008-15a1-W5-Star-Formation-Region ) as the luminosity layer. The IR image highlights the star-forming regions.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Guiding cameras: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 2.7″ Prime Focus Field Flattener 67PF462
Software: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, Maxim DL Pro 5
Filters: Astrodon 3nm SII, Astrodon 3nm OIII, Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm
Resolution: 4599×5981
Dates: Nov. 7, 2013, Oct. 8, 2014
Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 12×900″ bin 2×2
Astrodon 3nm SII: 12×900″ bin 2×2
Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 33×900″ bin 1×1
Integration: 14.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 9.05 days
Avg. Moon phase: 57.73%
RA center: 43.474 degrees
DEC center: 60.388 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.074 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -1.149 degrees
Field radius: 1.125 degrees
Locations: My back deck, Glen Ellyn, IL, United States
Eric Coles (coles44)

Comet Jacques, Heart and Soul 

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Image Credit & Copyright: Dominique Dierick

On July 13th, a good place to watch Comet Jacques was from Venus. Then, the recently discovered visitor (C/2014 E2) to the inner solar system passed within about 14.5 million kilometers of our sister planet. Still, the outbound comet will pass only 84 million kilometers from our fair planet on August 28 and is already a fine target for telescopes and binoculars. Two days ago, Jacques’ greenish coma and straight and narrow ion tail were captured in this telescopic snapshot, a single 2 minute long exposure with a modified digital camera. The comet is flanked by IC 1805 and IC 1848, also known as Cassiopeia’s Heart and Soul Nebulae. If you’re stuck on planet Earth this weekend you can hunt for Comet Jacques in evening skies, or spot a Venus, Jupiter, crescent Moon triangle before the dawn.

APOD NASA 22-Aug-14

IC1805 and IC1848 – The Heart and Soul Nebulae

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Located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy, the Heart nebula (left) and the Soul nebula (right) are two bright nebulae in a region of the Galaxy where a lot of stars are forming. IC 1805 (the Heart nebula) is also sometimes called the ‘Running Dog nebula’ because it is said to resemble a running dog when viewed through a telescope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i
Mounts: Skywatcher Neq6 pro synscan
Guiding cameras: QHY5
Software: PHD guiding, Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.0, photoshop
Dates: Oct. 10, 2013
Frames: 15×420″
Integration: 1.8 hours

Author: Ivan Jevremovic
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 12 July 2014

Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Soul Nebula  is emission nebulae 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.
W5, a radio source within the nebula, spans an area of sky equivalent to four full moons and is about 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. Like other massive star-forming regions, such as Orion and Carina, W5 contains large cavities that were carved out by radiation and winds from the region’s most massive stars. According to the theory of triggered star formation, the carving out of these cavities pushes gas together, causing it to ignite into successive generations of new stars. The image in the gallery above contains some of the best evidence yet for the triggered star formation theory. Scientists analyzing the photo have been able to show that the ages of the stars become progressively and systematically younger with distance from the center of the cavities.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 80ED
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600Da
Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron 80mm Guidescope
Guiding cameras: Sky-Watcher Synguider
Software: PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop, BinaryRivers BackyardEOS
Filters: IDAS LPS-P2
Dates: March 3, 2014
Frames: 8×480″ ISO800
Integration: 1.1 hours
Darks: ~28
Flats: ~40
Bias: ~200

Author: Peter Folkesson

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
17 May 2014

The Heart and Soul Nebulas

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Image Credit & Copyright: Leonardo Orazi

Explanation: Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805and visible in the above zoomable view on the right, has a shape reminiscent of a classical heart symbol. Both nebulas shine brightly in the red light of energized hydrogen. Several young open clusters of stars populate the image and are visible above in blue, including the nebula centers. Light takes about 6,000 years to reach us from these nebulas, which together span roughly 300 light years. Studies of stars and clusters like those found in the Heart and Soul Nebulas have focussed on how massive stars form and how they affect their environment.
NASA APOD 11-Feb-2014

Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia (narrowband)

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Soul Nebula
 (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667) is emission nebulae 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”.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ85-ED
Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+
Mounts: Losmandy G11
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: PixInsight, Photoshop CS5
Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm 2″, Baader Planetarium SII 8nm, Baader Planetarium OIII 8nm 2″
Accessories: Atik EFW2, Teleskop-Service TS Off Axis Guider 9
Resolution: 3285×2470
Dates: Sept. 15, 2012
Locations: Fontecorniale
Frames:
Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm 2″: 6×1200″ -25C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium OIII 8nm 2″: 4×1800″ -25C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium SII 8nm: 5×1800″ -25C bin 1×1
Integration: 6.5 hours

Autor: Daniel Remi

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
4 January 2014

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Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Soul Nebula
 (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667) is emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 and IC1848.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED 80/600
Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+
Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED 80/600
Software: photoshop, EQMod EQASCOM, Maxim DL, PHD guiding, CCDStack, Cartes du Ciel
Filters: Baader OIII 1.25″ Filter, Baader Ha 1.25″ Filter 7nm, Baader SII 1.25″ Filter
Accessories: ATIK OAG, Atik EFW2
Resolution: 3321×2445
Dates: Oct. 26, 2013, Nov. 2, 2013
Locations: Kefalonia
Frames:
Baader Ha 1.25″ Filter 7nm: 6×1200″ -10C bin 1×1
Baader L 1.25” Filter: 18×1200″ -10C bin 1×1
Baader OIII 1.25″ Filter: 6×1200″ -10C bin 1×1
Baader SII 1.25″ Filter: 6×1200″ -10C bin 1×1
Integration: 12.0 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~20
Flat darks: ~20
Bias: ~20

Autor: Konstantinos Stavropoulos

27 December 2013

We select the best works of amateur astrophotographers with details of equipment, shooting processing etc.