Heart and Soul Nebulae

This is a wide-field view of the Heart and Soul Nebulae in the constellation Cassiopeia. Captured by CIERA graduate student Imran Sultan from Bortle Class 8-9 city skies over three nights in dual narrowband (H-alpha and O III). Sultan, who practices astrophotography in his free time, is a graduate student in CIERA Professor Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere’s group. In 2023, Sultan’s photo of the Western Veil Nebula and the Flower Moon won first place and runner-up respectively in the astronomy category of the Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition. This photo was taken with the ZWO ASI533MC Pro, Samyang 135mm f/2, Optolong L-Ultimate 2″ filter, and the Star Adventurer GTi, ZWO 30mm f/4 guide scope, ASI120MM Mini guide camera. 

Credit: Imran Sultan/Northwestern/CIERA

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