Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star γCas  ·  gamma Cas nebula
IC 59 & IC 63 (Ha + RGB), 



    
        

            Scott Davis
IC 59 & IC 63 (Ha + RGB)
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IC 59 & IC 63 (Ha + RGB)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 22, 2014 ·  Oct. 23, 2014 ·  Nov. 15, 2014
Frames:
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 167×300(13h 55′) ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 53×150(2h 12′ 30″) ISO1600
Integration:
16h 7′ 30″
Darks:
40
Flats:
40
Flat darks:
40
Bias:
40
Avg. Moon age:
26.74 days
Avg. Moon phase:
14.74%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.67

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 413056

RA center: 00h59m34s.8

DEC center: +60°5230

Pixel scale: 2.119 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.156 degrees

Field radius: 1.045 degrees

Resolution: 620x393

File size: 238.7 KB

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Eastman Lake Recreation Area, Raymond, CA, United States

Description

IC 59 & IC 63, known as the Gamma Cassiopeiae Nebula and also catalogued as Sh2-185, create a combined reflection and emission nebula near the star Navi (Gamma Cassiopeiae). It is estimated to be approximately 550 light years from Earth.

RGB color data was captured from Eastman Lake Recreation Area, and was augmented with Hydrogen-Alpha narrowband data acquired from my backyard in Clovis, California.

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IC 59 & IC 63 (Ha + RGB), 



    
        

            Scott Davis