Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star γCas  ·  gamma Cas nebula
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IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB
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IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB

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IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB
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IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
Filters
Ha 3nm · Red · Green · Blue
Accessories
Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel · Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System · Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · Photoshop CS6 · PIXINSIGHT 1.8
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 6, 2015
Frames:
Blue: 2x120" (4') -25C bin 1x1
Green: 17x120" (34') -25C bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 15x1800" (7h 30') -25C bin 1x1
Red: 36x120" (1h 12') -25C bin 1x1
Integration:
9h 20'
Darks:
60
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
60
Bias:
200
Avg. Moon age:
24.83 days
Avg. Moon phase:
23.01%
Mean SQM:
18.60

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 847488

RA center: 00h59m14s.2

DEC center: +60°5533

Pixel scale: 1.434 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.957 degrees

Field radius: 0.863 degrees

Resolution: 3350x2750

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

The actual exposures were:

Ha 12 x 1200s and 7 x 1800s

Red 3 x 600s and 21 x 120s

Green 18 x 120s

Blue 2 x 120s

Yes that is just two 120s subs with the blue filter, and I am very pleased how well this image turned out. I was planning to address that with more blue & green subs, plus more Ha to go deeper and also some OIII, but perhaps I won't, as a re-process using the existing data improved the image enough so I now declare it finished.

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Description: Improved processing, sharper and better colour especially in the stars.

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IC 63, IC59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae HaRGB, 



    
        

            Mike Oates