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IC 1848 - 14.9.2021 at 22.30 Ulvila Observation number 101261

Visibility V / V

Vesa Puistovaara, Porin Karhunvartijat

Now came a great opportunity for me to try shooting nebula for the first time, so it didn't help that much else - I had to try it!

The beginning went quite well, taking hydrogen pictures, but as the subject slowly climbed towards the zenith, stock problems began to hit my nerve cells. - color images were not taken ...

On the other hand, I only caught hydrogen pictures, and I also got them commendably ... once again I have to be quite happy with this output too :)

-maybe later the colors will be found in this sample (?) -

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Constellation
    • Cassiopeia
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

  • Designation
    • IC 1848
  • Weather
    • +5C
Technical information

Boren-Simon 8 "f / 2.8, SBIG ST-8300M, H-alpha filter. 15x5min = 75min shutter speed

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