Urban Soul

Here is another urban image taken from my driveway under heavy light pollution. This is the second image off a new Zwo ASI2600MC-Pro camera and it could use about double the exposure, but incoming clouds ended the imaging session a bit early.

According to Wikipedia -  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.

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Object SH2-199  Object RA 2:56:22, Dec+60:27:01
Date 10 November, 2020
Exposure 180 minutes (15 X 15 minutes)
Conditions Bortle 7 skies, high light pollution levels.
Gain 100
Camera Zwo ASI2600MC-Pro
Optics Prime focus of a  SkyWatcher Esprit 120 f/7 APO refractor with a focal length of 840 mm
Filter Optolong L-eNhance Filter
Location Bedford, Nova Scotia
Processing This image was captured using Sequence Generator Pro, telescope control provided by Mosaic Engine and processed entirely in Images Plus.  Arcsinh stretch, crop, masked noise reduction and deconvolution to sharpen the result.  Multi-point flatten used to remove gradient and balance the background.