Location of photoLexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photoOctober 15, 2010
EquipmentOrion ED80 Refractor Reduced 0.8, QSI 583WSG, Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO Mount, Astrodon 5nm SII, Ha and OIII
DescriptionLBN 667 - "Soul Nebula" in Cassiopeia - SHO Palette. Ha 8x15min ;OIII, SII 10x15min - All binned 1x1, Imager Temp -20C, Cropped Slightly for Framing.
LBN 667 is the designation of the nebula, also known as Sharpless 2-199. Open clusters CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC 1848 (in the body) are embedded in the nebula. The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC 1848. Small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area. This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC 1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".