Westerhout 5 (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667, Soul Nebula) is an emission nebula located in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC 1848 (in the body). 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.
The galaxies Maffei 1 and Maffei 2 are both nearby the nebula, although light extinction from the Milky Way makes them very hard to see. Once thought to be part of the Local Group, they are now known to belong to their own group- the IC 342/Maffei Group.
This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".
(description credits: Wikipedia)
Original image at 6433px x 4395 px (downsampled and uploaded at 50%)
Imaging telescope or lens:Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts:Skywatcher AZ EQ-6 GT, Astro-Physics Mach-1 GTO CP4
Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron OAG Deluxe
Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5III174
Focal reducer:Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x
Software:Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro, Astro-Physics AAPC, Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Filters:Astrodon HA 36mm – 5nm, Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm, Astrodon S-II 36mm – 5nm, Astrodon O-III 36mm – 5nm, Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5nm, Baader Planetarium SII 1.25" 8nm
Accessories:ZWO EFW, MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30
Dates: Aug. 24, 2017, Oct. 24, 2017, Sept. 23, 2018, Sept. 24, 2018
Astrodon HA 36mm – 5nm: 104×300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 59×180" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5nm: 25×180" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium SII 1.25" 8nm: 24×180" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1×1
Integration: 14.1 hours
Avg. Moon age: 8.65 days
Avg. Moon phase: 56.43%
Astrometry.net job: 2316627
RA center: 43.744 degrees
DEC center: 60.368 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.933 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 359.465 degrees
Field radius: 1.587 degrees
Locations: Berga Resort, Berga, Barcelona, Spain
Data source: Backyard
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