Southern Edge of the Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia



Object Data

Object type: Reflection/Emission Nebula
Magnitude: 6.5
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 7,500 ly
This wall of hydrogen emission forms the southern edge of the Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia. Also cataloged as Westerhout 5 (a strong X-ray source) and Sh2-199.  The region contains several small open clusters including IC1848 at upper right.  

Exposure Data

Date: 08/26/ and 8/27/22
Location: Lockwood Observatory 2, Descanso,  CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c, 1876mm fl at f/7.3
Camera: Astrodon 3nm narrowband and LRGB filters
Mount: AP1100 GTO CP3
Exposure times: 14 x 15 min of Ha; 12 x 15  min of OIII and SII each, 8 x 5 min of Lum, and 7 x 5 min RGB
Exposure time total: 12 hrs
Narrowband data were color mapped with Ha=R; SII = G; and OIII=B.  RGB data added for star color.

FOV = 33.2 x 42.1 arcmin; 
Image Scale = 0.99 arcsec/pixel



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