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​IC 1848 The Soul Nebula – Douglas J Struble

​IC 1848 The Soul Nebula – Douglas J Struble

Posted by Stellarvue on 3rd Aug 2020

This week’s StellarShot was submitted by our friend Douglas J Struble. We have become big fans of his work over the past couple years. To “Own the Night,” Douglas used his SVX102T-R for this image. We are privileged and honored to share this with the Stellarvue family. Hope you admire it as much as we do.

The Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia is a faint hydrogen emission nebula 6500 light years away and about 100 light years across. The Soul Nebula is being carved out by the stellar winds from the stars embedded within it, a process that leaves behind large pillars of material pointing inwards. These pillars are very dense and have stars forming at their tips. Each pillar spans about 10 light years.


Integration Time: 21.1 Hours

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Completion Date: 10-13-19

Location: Taylor, MI (EST) USA

Imaging Telescope: Stellarvue SVX102T-R

Aperture: 102mm

Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cooled

Filters: Astronomik Ha & SII and Astrodon OIII

Software: SGP, PHD2, PixInsight & Photoshop

IC 1848 - The Soul Nebula copyright Douglas J Struble at Future World Media; www.FutureWorldMedia.NET