IC 63 – Cassiopeia’s Ghost

IC63 – Cassopeia’s Ghost

IC 63, Cassiopeia’s Ghost, is a faint emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia shining at magnitude 10. It is located 610 light years from Earth and is roughly 3 light years from Gamma Cassiopeia, which is the middle and brightest star in the “W” shape that makes up the constellation. Ultraviolet light from this bright and partially unstable star results in a strong emission at the Hydrogen-Alpha wavelength.

  • Date – 27 November 2017
  • Location – Backyard
  • Telescope – Meade 8” SCT @ f/6.3 (1320mm focal length)
  • Camera – ASI1600MM-C @ -20C
  • Guiding – Orion Starshoot Autoguider w/50 mm Guidescope
  • Mount – Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
  • Pixel Scale – 0.61″/pixel
  • Exposures (Gain 202, Offset 50)
    • H-Alpha: 21x300s
    • Total integration: 1.7 hours
  • Processing – PixInsight
 


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