Westerhout 5 (Sharpless 2-199, LBN 667, Soul Nebula) is an emission nebula located in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634[citation needed] (in the head) and IC 1848 (in the body). The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC 1848.

Small emission nebula IC 1871 is present just left of the top of the head, and small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area.

The galaxies Maffei 1 and Maffei 2 are both nearby the nebula, although light extinction from the Milky Way makes them very hard to see. Once thought to be part of our local group, they are now known to belong to their own group- the IC 342/Maffei Group.

(quote from wikipedia)

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Date and Place 2014-09-29 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima
Scope Takahashi Epsilon180ED
Mount Celestron CGEM
Camera Atik383L+
Auto guiding Off-axis Lodestar + GPUSB
Filter Astrodon Tru-balance Gen.2 LRGB Filter 36[mm] Unmounted
Exposure L : 5x 600[s]
R : 4x 300[s], G : 4x 300[s], B : 4x 300[s]
Software Astroart5 SP3 with SHS Version 4.0 beta 1
PHD Guiding 2.3.1
Sky Safari Pro 4.0.5
Stella Image 6Photoshop