Heart and Soul Nebulae - IC 1805 and IC 1848
The Heart and Soul Nebulae are a pair of bright emission nebulae in the constellation Cassiopeia. Both objects are located at a distance of about 7500 light years in the Perseus arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. These objects glow in the light of ionized hydrogen due to the newly formed hot stars embedded in them. Several small open star clusters are located in the Soul Nebula including IC1848 which doubles as the common designation of this nebula. Close-up of Heart Nebula shows this object in greater detail.
- Object: Heart and Soul Nebulae
- Object Type: Emission Nebula
- Other Names: IC 1805 (Heart Nebula) and IC 1848 (Soul Nebula)
- Date/Time: 2011 Jan 25 at 05:07 UTC
- Location: Bifrost Astronomical Observatory, Portal, AZ
- Telescope: Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 Lens
- Mount: Astro-Physics 1200GTO
- Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) (modified with a Baader UV/IR filter)
- Exposure: 8 x 300s, f/2.8, ISO 800
- File Name: IC1805-01w.jpg
- Processing: Stack of 8 Images, Levels, Unsharp Mask (Photoshop CS5)
- Original Image Size: 3454 × 5179 pixels (17.9 MP); 11.5" x 17.3" @ 300 dpi
- Rights: Copyright 2011 by Fred Espenak. All Rights Reserved. See: Image Licensing.