The Soul Nebula (Sharpless 2-199) is an emission nebula and a large star forming region which is located in the “Perseus Arm” of our galaxy and can be found in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Several open star clusters (i.e. Collinder 33 and Collinder 34) are present in the nebula, as well as a large radio source known as W5.
The nebula lies at a distance of approximately 6.500 light years.

This nebula is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (The Heart Nebula).

Other versions

Previous/older images:

Oct 09, 2010 – ST-8300M (80mm TMB-2h36m)

Image data

Name IC1848 – The Soul Nebula
Type Emission nebula
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 02h 51m 36s
Declination +60° 26′ 54″
Distance 6.500 ly
Other designations Sh2-199, LBN667