The Heart & Soul Nebulae in HST | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
ctastroimager@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN, USA
Date/Time of photo
October 15, 21 & 31, 2011
Equipment
Lens: Pentax 150mm 6x7 @ f/4 Accessories: Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha, OIII & SII Exposure: 16 x 15min. (Ha), 16 x 15min. (OIII), 16 x 15min. (SII) Acquisition: ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.3 Processing: Registration in Registar Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; Gradient XTerminator; Noise Ninja; Carboni's Actions; ImagesPlus 4.5
Description
The Heart (IC1805, Sh2-190) and Soul (IC1848, Sh2-199, LBN 667) are a pair of emission nebulae that lie some 7,500 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. While IC1848 is often used as the designation for the Soul Nebula, it is actually the open cluster in the "body" of the nebula. The correct designation for the Soul Nebula is LBN 667, also known as Sh2-199. In the upper left corner is an emission nebula designated Sh2-200 and a star cluster known as Trumpler 3.
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