IC 1871

A smallish but stunning emission nebula, IC 1871 is located within the more well known Soul Nebula (IC 1848).  Rolling clouds of ionized hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur and dust have created the spectacular features that define this nebula.  The small, very dark, feature near the top of this image is a Bok globule.

OTA:  Vixen VC200L

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII  (3nm)

Mount:  AP Mach1

Exposure:  Ha:OIII    280:120 (m)

Data obtained:  December 2014/January 2015

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory