IC1805 and IC1848 The Heart and Soul Nebulae

Located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy, the Heart nebula and the Soul nebula are two bright nebulae although a telescope is needed to see them. They are located in a region of the Galaxy where a lot of stars are forming.

I have been itching to image these 2 using my 300mm lens and DSLR, both are framed quite nicely with the 300mm and crop sensor camera.

My Astro Setup

I setup my HEQ5 mount, with my Tair 300mm lens and Nikon D7000 astro modded camera and got quite lucky when i slewed to the location.

When you take the image you will not see any details, i used around 80 2 min exposures. It was not until you stretch the curves layer in photoshop you start to see the nebula come though.


Below is the final image edited in photoshop.

Budget Astrophotography