The Soul Nebula IC 1848 + José Jiménez + Optolong L-eXtreme, L-eNhance, H-A6.5nm, SII 6.5nm

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The Soul Nebula IC 1848 + José Jiménez + Optolong L-eXtreme, L-eNhance, H-A6.5nm, SII 6.5nm


Image Credit & Copyright: José Jiménez (Astromet)


Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, whom Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. Also known as Westerhout 5 (W5), the Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, ridges and pillars darkened by cosmic dust, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usually imaged next to its celestial neighbor the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The featured image is a composite of exposures made in different colors: red as emitted by hydrogen gas, yellow as emitted by sulfur, and blue as emitted by oxygen.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2023 March 14

 

 

Westerhout 5 the soul of star formation
Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667, more commonly known as IC1848 the nebula of the Soul
La jonquera - girona - Spain - July and August 2020 
ZWO ASI183MC PRO & Askar FRA400mm
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20x600" Optolong  L-eNhance
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