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Contains:  NGC 381, IC 63, gamma Cas nebula, IC 59, The star υ2Cas, The star Navi (γCas), The star υ1Cas
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IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia - the 'Breaking Wave', 





    
        

            Steve Milne
IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia - the 'Breaking Wave'

IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia - the 'Breaking Wave'

Technical card

Resolution: 4181x5776

Dates:Jan. 6, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 69x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 69x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 83x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 144x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 72x600"

Integration: 86.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.17%

Astrometry.net job: 2467643

RA center: 15.507 degrees

DEC center: 60.200 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.093 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.305 degrees

Field radius: 2.073 degrees

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

IC 59 and IC 63 are emission nebulae located around 600 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia. Both nebulae are being ionized by the nearby (3-4 light years) star Gamma Cass - the star that forms the centre point of the ‘W’ (sometimes referred to as ‘Navi’).

Because of its distinctive shape IC 63 is often referred to as the ‘Ghost Nebula’ or even the ‘The Ghost of Cassiopeia’. Back in May 2017, Olly Penrice and Tom O’Donoghue presented a widefield image of the region and described their image as the ‘Breaking Wave’, which seemed apt.

This image is a four panel mosaic. Data were gathered between 8 October 2018 and 6 January 2018 from a remote imaging rig in Spain owned and operated by Barry Wilson and Steve Milne.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
Camera: QSI 68390
Filters: Astrodon HaLRGB
Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Ha: 83 x 1200
Lum: 144 x 600s
Red: 72 x 600s
Green: 69 x 600s
Blue: 69 x 600s

A total of 86 hours and 40 minutes of exposure.

Data Capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne

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IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia - the 'Breaking Wave', 





    
        

            Steve Milne