IC1848 is a loose cluster of stars located in the body of the Soul Nebula. It lies in the constellation Cassiopeia at an estimated distance of approximately 7,500 light-years from the Earth. The expansive clouds of gas and dust surrounding stars of IC1848 comprises a large area of stellar nurseries.
The image above was assembled from three narrowband filtered images. These consisted of SII mapped to red, Ha mapped to green, and OIII mapped to blue. The Ha filtered image was also used for the luminance channel. The resulting image is a false color image using the standard Hubble palette