IC 1871
Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia

RA: 02h 57m 24.0s Dec: +60 40', Mag: - , Size: 4 arc minutes, Distance: 2500 ly

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   IC 1871 is a faint emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. This nebula is part of a much larger structure called IC 1848 also known as the Embryo or Soul Nebula. This section displayed would be the mouth of what looks like the embryo.

Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - October 2010
Temperature - Low 30's F
Telescope Deep Sky Instruments RC10C , F/7.3, Losmandy G11 Gemini, Prime Focus, Image scale 0.82 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Baader HaLRGB AR Filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposure Times Ha 29x15m (R)6x10m (G) 6x10m (B) 6x10m Bin 1x1
Other Information Image planning - CCD Navigator
Image acquisition/focus/guiding/dither - CCD Autopilot4 w/CCDSoft/TheSky6/PinPoint
Image Processing * Images Plus- Calibration, Normalize, Alignment, Min/Max Avg Combine, Deconvolution
* FITS Liberator 2 - Stretching
* Adobe CS4 - HA+R+GB combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Noise reduction, JPEG conversion

© 2011 Michael A. Siniscalchi