DAVE MASON   ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
IC 1848 - SOUL NEBULA

The Soul Nebula is an emission nebula located in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 and IC 1848 (in the body). The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC 1848.
This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".
The Soul Nebula lies 7,500 light years from Earth.

Technical info:
TS 80mm f6 APO triplet refractor - Canon 40D + IDAS LPS2 (light pollution) filter - exposure 33x 300sec (2hours 45min) - @800iso

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