Tuesday, October 07, 2008

IC1848 Soul Nebula

An Angel in the Soul

©2008 Richard Murray

Full Soul

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Minimal Stars Soul

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Notes: This is my second narrowband project which is the Soul Nebula right next door to the Heart Nebula. The weather wasn't as cooperative this time but I did manage to get most of the image exposures I needed. I got a full six hours of Ha but only managed half that for the OIII and SII filters. Still, it turned out pretty well.

Be sure to click on the image for a full size view and also at the bottom, the Read More link will take you to a great article in Universe today about this colorful nebula.

Date(s): 10-3, and 10-4-08
Object: IC1848 Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia
Telescope: Megrez 80mm APO, WO 0.8 FR/FF
Mount: LX90
Camera: Atik 16hr
Guiding: Lx90 8" SCT, DSI Pro, Phd Guiding
Filters: Ha 6nm, OIII 15nm, SII 14nm
Exposure: 11 hrs 20 mins Ha 12x30 mins, OIII 10x20 mins, SII 6x20 mins, Binning 1x1
Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CS2, PixInsight, Hubble Palette: SII=Red,Ha=Green,OIII=Blue
Location: Burke Ave. Observatory, Three Rivers, Michigan

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astrogalaxy said...

Very beautiful!

Ah, I have a question to ask! I probably sound silly...
As I do not have any telescope, I am wondering, when one look into a telescope, will we be able to see the colours like these shown in your images?
Or is it just something like black and white with glitters of some stars? Thanks

Rick said...

Thank you.

When you look through a telescope images appear in black and white and this is also true when you look at images taken with different color filters. When the images are processed in a program like Photoshop the result of the combined image will be in color.