IC 1848 - The Soul Nebula 

An emission nebula in the Perseus arm of the Cassiopeia region of our Milky Way galaxy.

The Soul Nebula part of the famous Heart and Soul Nebula pair (see separate page for the Heart Nebula)and is around 150 light years across. 

Although generally referred to as IC1848 the Soul Nebula is actually made up of several open stars clusters and various emission nebula, each with their own designations. 

Size: 150 Light Years (IC1848 only)
Distance from Earth: 6,500 Light Years
Target  : IC1848 The Soul Nebula
Date    : 2023-07-06

Scope   : CFF 135/926
Mount   : EQ6R-Pro (DFO StellarDrive)
Camera  : QHY600 Lite
Filters : Chroma (3nm)
  • Ha   : 74 x 600s
  • OIII : 35 x 600s
  • SII  : 31 x 600s
Total Integration : 23.3 hours

Data capture during six sessions between December 2021 and January 2023.

This image was awarded BBC Sky at Night Magazine Photo of the Month for February 2024 (Click Link for Details).