IC1871 - The great rift in the Soul nebula
Click on the image to see a larger version. IC1871, part of the Soul Nebula also known as Sh2-199 and LBN667 is about 7500 light years distant in the constellation Cassiopeia.
This is a crop of the central area for the Soul Nebula.
Mount: Avalon Linear Fast Reverse
Telescope: Orion Optics ODK10
Camera: QSI683 with Astrodon 3nm Ha, OIII and SII filters
14x1800s SII Totalling 25.5 hours.
This image was awarded the NASA APOD Image of the Day on the 29th October 2015