IC 1848 the Soul nebula | steve coates

steve coates
Location of photo
Ocala, FL
Date/Time of photo
November 8 and 9, 2012
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed in PS CS5 Orion 80mm EON (FL 480mm) Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG QSI 683 ws Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB filters Baader 7 nm Ha filter
Emission nebula glow red because of an HII region becoming ionized by nearby stars. The electons "freed" by this ionization are continually absorbed and reemitted causing it to glow red. Dark nebulas are cool clouds of dust and molecular hydrogen that can be seen when silhouetted against a bright background (ie. the Horsehead nebula). Reflection nebula are areas in which material that contain dust is reflected from nearby stars. Because of the shorter wavelength of light this "dusty" area appear blue.