Nightscapes & Deep Sky Colors

Astrophotography Brian A. Morganti

IC 1848 Soul Nebula




The Soul Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Cassiopeia and is a neighbor of the Heart Nebula which is partially visible in the in the upper right corner of the photo.  The image above covers a little over 3 x 2 degrees. 


  • Date & Location:  November 18, & 19 2009 - Bernville, PA

  • Weather:  Calm wind, 43F.

  • Sky Conditions:  Clear with good transparency. 

  • Optics:  TeleVue TV60is Refractor (360mm -f/6) with field flattener.

  • Filter:  Hutech IDAS-LPS (Light Pollution Suppression)

  • Mount:  Losmandy G-11 equatorial with Gemini V4

  • Guiding:  Orion Solitaire w/TeleVue NP101is

  • Camera:  Canon T1i (500D) Hap Griffin Modified - Baader UV/IR

  • Exposure:  34 min (6 x 5 min, 1 x 4 min) @ ISO 800, RAW

  • Calibration Frames:  In camera dark frame subtraction

  • Processing:  Photoshop CS4, Noise Ninja, NIK 

  • Comments:  This image was captured as the nebula approached the meridian and was one of my first attempts at using an auto guider.  



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