IC1848 Soul Nebula
The IC1848 Soul Nebula is named such simply because it is located right next to the IC1805 Heart Nebula. Both are about 7500 light-years from Earth and each covers a span of about 250 light-years. Like the Heart Nebula, the Soul Nebula is made of ionized hydrogen gas excited by the stars of open clusters within the nebula. The field of view of the Soul Nebula is about 2 degrees, or 4 times wider than the moon. The Heart Nebula is about 2 degree off the top-right corner. North is at the top.

Scope/Mount: Orion ED80 Doublet Refractor with AstroTech AT2FF Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount

Camera: Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
Guiding: QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
Exposure: (24) 10 min
Software: Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
Comment: 10-01-16, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.