The Baby Nebula (IC 1848)

Posted by kostas_75
on Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Baby Nebula, or 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 IC 1848 itself in the "body". The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC 1848. In this image we can see a part of the body of this nebula.

Technical Details

Optics
Vixen ED81s @ f/7.7
Mount
HEQ5 synscan Pro
Guiding ST-237 guide chip of SBIG ST2000XM
Camera
SBIG ST2000XM
Filter Wheel SBIG CFW9
Filters
Baader LRGB
CCD Temperature 0 degrees Celsius
Constellation Cassiopeia
Date
21 Oct, 2012
Location
Kifisia, Greece
Exposure

Lum : 30 min (15x2 min)
Red : 30 min (10x3 min)
Green : 30 min (10x3 min)
Blue : 30 min (10x3 min)
Ha: 60 min (6x10 min)

Binning: 1x1(L,R,G,B,Ha)

Total exposure 180 min

Software
CCDsoft, CCDstack, Photoshop
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