Location of photoChino Valley, AZ 86323
Date/Time of photo11/13/2012 to 1/5/2013
EquipmentTelescope or Lens Use: Takahashi FSQ – 106ED
Mount: Losmandy G11
Aperture: 106 mm
Camera:SBIG STF – 8300
Filters: AstroDon SII, Ha & OIII
Exposure Time (s)
SII 330 min. (22 x 15 min.)
Ha 330 min. (22 x 15 min.)
OIII 495 min. (33 x 15 min.)
DescriptionNorth is to the top.
The soul nebula, (sh2-199, LBN 667) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is about 6000 light-years from Earth.
The image was created using the Hubble color palette, with SII, Ha and OIII data mapped to red, green and blue respectively. Adjustments to the color channel levels creates the popular turquoise and gold motif.