This complex is the eastern neighbour of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the “Heart and Soul”.
Located about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. The Soul nebula is also known as the Embryo nebula, IC 1848 or W5.
The Perseus arm lies further from the centre of the Milky Way than the arm that contains our sun. The Heart and Soul nebulae stretch out nearly 580 light-years across; the diameter of the Milky Way, is roughly 100,000 light-years across.
Imaging telescope: Takahashi FSQ130ED
Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200
Mounts: Takahashi EM 400 Temma 2M
Guiding cameras: QHY CCD QHY 5 II
Focal Extender / Reducer: Tak QE 0.73x
Software: PHD 2, Astro Pixel Processer, PixInsight , Sequence Generator Pro SGP
Filters: Astrodon Ha + Astrodon OIII + Astrodon SII
Accessories: ATIK EFW3
Original Resolution: 3500 x 2500
Dates: Sep 15 – Oct 5, 2021
Astrodon Ha: 42 x 600″
Astrodon OIII: 42 x 600″
Astrodon SII: 42 x 600″
Integration: 21 Hours.