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The Details
Object
IC 1848 The Fetus Nebula in Cassiopeia
Optics
Astro-Physics 160 EDF refractor at f/5.7
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen Alpha filter
Date
14 November 2006 - Reprocessed 29 November 2008
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 8 x 1800 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS2
Orientation
Field of View: 02°11’ x 01°27’ centered on RA 02h54m01s
DEC+ 60°25’59” (2000.0). North angle132.5°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes

IC 1848 is actually the designation of an open cluster of stars embedded in the nebula at about an 8 o'clock position from the center of the frame. Two bright stars shining from the "recessed" depths of the nebula at that location lead one to the open cluster. The nebula itself as shown in this image is made up of a number of LBN (Lynd's Bright Nebula) areas, namely LBN 670, 672 and 673.

 

 

 

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