The Soul Nebula versus a long focal lenght

Soul Nebula

Soul Nebula

The nebula

The Soul Nebula, also known as IC 1848 or Westerhout 5, is an emission nebula located in Cassiopeia and associated with several small open clusters. It’s 7500 light-years away.

My photo

34x 360 seconds at ISO 1600 (a record!), dark, flat, dark-flats and bias frames, processing in Astro Pixel Processor and The GIMP. Nikon D3300 with UHC filter from a very light polluted area, Sky-Watcher Newtonian 200mm f/5, EQ5. Due to the long focal length, the nebula is partially cropped, but the result is very satisfying!