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Classification: Emission nebula, IC1871
Constellation: Cassiopeia (CAS)
Object Location: Ra 02h 58m 35s Dec +60° 43’42° (current)
Size & Distance: N/A Apx 7,500 light-years.

Date & Location: 09-20-2014 Palomar Mountain, CA
Exposure: Hubble Palette SHO, Sll=R, Ha=G, Olll=B, 4 ea. @ 15m,(bin 1x1). 3h total
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/7.36 using an Astro-Physics 160FF, F/L 1325mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
Camera: FLI-ML6303E @-20c / CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon 3nm, Ha,Olll,Sll.
Software: MaxImDL 6.06, , CCDStack, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Lab.

Notes: Sky conditions: Average seeing, calm winds, low 60’s
Image Field of view is 48 x 72 arc-min.

IC1871 is just a part of IC1848,the Soul Nebula (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667) It is an emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. This 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.
This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul".