LBN 667 – "Soul" or "Embryo" Nebula in Cassiopeia | Hunter Wilson

Hunter Wilson
Location of photo
Lexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
September 15, 2007
Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod 40x360sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias Orion ED80 with WO 0.8 reducer/flattener Astronomik CLS Filter Atlas EQ-G Mount
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 nebula IC 1871 is present just left of the top of the head, and small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area. This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".
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