Imaging telescope or lens: Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mount: Celestron CGX on Pier
Guiding telescope or lens: Orion 80mm Short Tube
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 85x60" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 87x60" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 121x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 86x60" -20C bin 1x1
Integration: 8.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 21.78 days
Avg. Moon phase: 21.60%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00
Astrometry.net job: 1696758
RA center: 14.699 degrees
DEC center: 61.073 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.648 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 133.429 degrees
Field radius: 0.418 degrees
Locations: Future World Media Home Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States
Think it would of taken a lot more integration time in LRGB in my red zone. Very faint.
These bright rims and flowing shapes suggest to some melting ice cream on a cosmic scale. Looking toward the constellation Cassiopeia, the colorful (zoomable) skyscape features the swept back, comet-shaped clouds IC 59 (left) and IC 63. About 600 light-years distant, the clouds aren't actually melting, but they are slowly dissipating under the influence of ionizing ultraviolet radiation from hot,luminous star gamma Cas. Gamma Cas is physically located only 3 to 4 light-years from the nebulae, just off the upper right edge of the frame. In fact, slightly closer to gamma Cas, IC 63 is dominated by red H-alpha light emitted as the ionized hydrogen atoms recombine with electrons. Farther from the star, IC 59 shows proportionally less H-alpha emission but more of the characteristic blue tint of dust reflected star light. The field of view spans about 1 degree or 10 light-years at the estimated distance of gamma Cas and friends.
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