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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 59, IC 63, NGC 381, The star Navi (γCas), The star υ1Cas, The star υ2Cas, gamma Cas nebula
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ic63 HST, 


            Chris Heapy
ic63 HST
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ic63 HST

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tele Vue NP 127is

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G4-16000

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8  ·  StarTools 1.4

Filters: Chroma SII 3nM  ·  Chroma OIII 3nM  ·  Chroma Ha 3nM

Accessory: SharpSky Auto Focuser

Dates:Sept. 12, 2016

Frames: 28x1800"

Integration: 14.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 78.36%

Basic astrometry details job: 1489605

RA center: 1h 2' 13"

DEC center: +60° 16' 58"

Pixel scale: 2.801 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.060 degrees

Field radius: 2.198 degrees

Resolution: 3996x3996

Locations: Whirley Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom


IC63 - gamma Cass neb. Tried to go deep with 30min subs but the stars kept getting in the way! Had to sacrifice star fidelity (by shrinking them) in order to pull out the faintest parts of the nebula. However, some interesting features show up when this is done - some circular Ha features bottom-left and a few other small reflection nebs.



Chris Heapy
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ic63 HST, 


            Chris Heapy