The Soul Nebula - Westerhout 5
in Cassiopeia constellation
Equipment :
Mount:
SkyWatcher EQ-6R Pro GoTo
Telescope:
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 with SW Flattener
Camera:
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro
Guiding telescope:
Skywatcher ED50 APO
Guiding Camera:
ZWO ASI290 MM Mini
Controller:
ZWO ASIAIR
Image Details
Objects
IC 1848, IC 1871, Sh2-199
https://www.astrobin.com/full/w0fcy0/0/
Exp. data :
22 Hours
Image capture date  :
23-24. 04. 2020
Observing Site
Nagybörzsöny - Hungary
E18°49'29" ; N47°55'57"
Short Description
(from wikipedia - the free encyclopedia)
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".