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IC59 and IC63 Ghost Nebula in Cassiopeia, 



    
        

            Barry Wilson
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IC59 and IC63 Ghost Nebula in Cassiopeia

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IC59 and IC63 Ghost Nebula in Cassiopeia, 



    
        

            Barry Wilson
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IC59 and IC63 Ghost Nebula in Cassiopeia

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO f/7

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Focal reducers: William Optics FF/FR IV x0.8

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon E-Series Green filter  ·  Astrodon E-Series Blue filter  ·  Astrodon E-Series Red filter

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System


Dates:Nov. 5, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon 5nm Ha: 6x1200" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1

Integration: 8h

Avg. Moon age: 5.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.45%


Astrometry.net job: 1388985

RA center: 0h 59' 44"

DEC center: +60° 49' 29"

Pixel scale: 1.475 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -94.478 degrees

Field radius: 0.833 degrees


Resolution: 3236x2471

Locations: Home observatory, Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom

Description

Slightly too late for Halloween, I have gathered 6 hours of RGB and 2 hours of Ha (may get some more tonight between mist and fireworks) for a deliberately moody look at these two delicate (and quite ethereal to my eye) nebula near to the bright beacon of Gamma Cass. I have let myself loose a little with colour as the nebula are in such a beautiful star field.

Control of Gamma Cass is key, but you have to let it bloom a little to make it look realistic - well that's my excuse ;-).

I'm changing to my FSQ85 tomorrow with its new FT 3" focuser . . .

Revision B: a little more NR

Thanks for looking & clear skies!

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