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



    
        

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IC 59  IC 63
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IC 59  IC 63, 



    
        

            Bruce
IC 59  IC 63
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Technical card

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ

Guiding cameras: ASI 120MC

Software: PHD guiding  ·  SequenceGeneratorPro  ·  photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  Imagesplus  ·  CCDStack 2+

Filters: Ha 3nm  ·  SII 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 LRGB

Accessory: Atik EFW2



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 883340

RA center: 1h 0' 4"

DEC center: +60° 59' 34"

Pixel scale: 3.268 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.031 degrees

Field radius: 1.130 degrees


Resolution: 1700x1817

Locations: Meadowlark Ridge Observatory, New Glarus, Wisconsin, United States

Description

A combination of emission and reflection nebulae reside close (in celestial terms) to the super bright star gamma Cassiopeia. It is only 3-4 light years away. This star is responsible for energizing the emission faces of both IC 59 and IC 63 causing the reddish glow. The reflection (bluish) portion of IC 59 (upper nebulosity in this image) is much less noticeable. Gamma Cass is the bright blue star in this image.

Collectively these two nebulae are known as Sharpless 185 (Sh2-185).

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IC 59  IC 63, 



    
        

            Bruce