Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  27 gam Cas  ·  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  IC59  ·  IC63  ·  Sh2-185  ·  The star Navi (γCas)  ·  gamma Cas nebula
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia

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The Ghost of Cassiopeia, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Adobe Lightroom LR

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator


Dates:Oct. 19, 2017

Frames: 12x180" (36')

Integration: 36'

Avg. Moon age: 29.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.09%


Astrometry.net job: 1799169

RA center: 0h 57' 54"

DEC center: +61° 2' 0"

Pixel scale: 3.225 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -159.052 degrees

Field radius: 1.122 degrees


Resolution: 1442x2048

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States

Description

IC 63 & IC 59- The Ghost of Cassiopeia

About 600 light years from us, the constellation Cassiopeia points the way to our nearest galactic neighbor, Andromeda. IC 59 (left) and IC 63 (right) reflect the blue glow of the brightest star in Cassiopeia, the unstable Gamma Cas directly above the nebula shines at a +2.15 magitude.

Equipment Used:
William Optics 132 FLT @ 740mm (with FlatIV)
QHY 16200A/OAG
HA-LRGB Astrodon Filters
Astro-Physics 1100GTO

Captured with SGP and edited in Pixinsight.

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The Ghost of Cassiopeia, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison