Finally finished this creepy(Just in time for Halloween, LOL!) but beautiful monster last night…

Sharpless 2-199 – The Head of the Soul Nebula Complex,
Westerhout 5 (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667, Soul Nebula)
is an Emission Nebula in the Constellation Cassiopeia.

The Soul Nebula is sometimes also known as the Embryo Nebula or IC 1848, which is a designation used for the open star cluster embedded within the nebula. Several small open clusters are actually embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head)

The nebula is home to W5, (Westerhout 5) a radio source that spans an area roughly the size of four full Moons. The radio source has large cavities that are the result of the nearby massive stars’ winds and radiation carving the nebula, pushing the gas together and causing it to ignite to form new stars.

I captured this 4.5 hour exposure from my backyard in Dayton, Ohio on 09/23/2019 and 09/26/2019 using my QHY183M BI CMOS camera & C6 Newtonian Scope, Bisque MyT mount, Coma Corrector, & EFW, 4.5 hours of exposure time through Hydrogen Alpha (90min), Oxygen III(90min), & Oxygen III(90 min), narrowband wavelengths, mapped out to an RGB! Deepsky Stacker, Maxim DL, & Adobe CS.

Best Regards,

John Chumack