Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star Navi (γCas)

Image of the day 12/01/2015

    IC 59 and IC 63, 


    IC 59 and IC 63
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    IC 59 and IC 63

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

    Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

    Mounts: Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6 GT

    Guiding cameras: Lodestar Autoguider Starlight Express

    Focal reducers: Takahashi Reducer QE 0,73x

    Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  CCDStack  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS 6

    Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon 36mm LRGB E Series Gen 2

    Accessory: ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  OAG

    Dates:Nov. 13, 2015Nov. 14, 2015

    Astrodon 36mm LRGB E Series Gen 2: 360x30" -10C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Ha 3nm: 18x600" -10C bin 1x1

    Integration: 6.0 hours

    Flats: ~20

    Bias: ~20

    Avg. Moon age: 2.12 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 5.22%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

    Mean SQM: 18.00

    Mean FWHM: 3.00

    Temperature: 15.00

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 3557768

    RA center: 1h 0' 2"

    DEC center: +60° 55' 48"

    Pixel scale: 2.394 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 176.102 degrees

    Field radius: 0.990 degrees

    Resolution: 1713x2437

    Data source: Backyard


    My latest image is an IC59 and IC 63 emission and reflection nebulae, located about 600 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.

    All frames captured from the light polluted area of Thessaloniki. My Sky Quality Meter measured aprox. 18-18.7 mag/arcsec2

    The final image produced from a complex combination of Ha, red, green and blue filters.

    Takahashi FSQ-106ED with Camera Atik 460ex.
    Guiding with Atik OAG & Lodestar Autoguider.

    Capture details:
    Ha 18x600sec. Bin 1x1 at -10c
    RGB 120X30sec. Bin 1x1 at -10c each filter.


    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    IC 59 and IC 63,