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Observation by eric walker: Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Eric Walker


eric walker


2020 Mar 20 - 23:50


2020 May 15 - 16:56


The Soul Nebula (IC1848)

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Field centre

RA: 02h54m
Dec: +60°21'
Position angle: +6°24'

Field size

2°23' × 1°35'

  • Celestron C11 SCT with Hyperstar Lens (f/2)
  • ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro Imaging Camera
  • 70/700mm Guide Scope with ZWO 290MC Camera
  • SharpCap 3.2 and PHD2 imaging & guiding software
  • PixInsight, Lightroom, & PS processing software

31x240sec subs + flats


Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge. Scottish Highlands

Target name

Soul Nebula


Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia

About this image

This wide-field shot of the nebula shows the highly active regions which are energised by massive new bright-blue supergiant stars some fifty times larger than our Sun. These young stars are eroding away several picturesque dust pillars with their energetic light and winds.

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI071MC Pro (cooled to -20°C)
31 frames captured: exposure 240 sec, gain 100, offset/brightness 25, RAW16 (.FIT), 4944x3284px, SharpCap v3.2
PixInsight: registered & stacked, frames integrated with drizzle algorithm. Master light image processed to final draft stage
Lightroom & Photoshop: final draft refined and annotated

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