Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  27 gam Cas  ·  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  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

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The Ghost of Cassiopeia, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132)
Imaging Cameras
QHY 16200A
Mounts
Astro-Physics 1100 GTO
Filters
Astrodon Ha 3nm · Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2
Accessories
Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder · QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M · Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator · WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4
Software
PixInsight · Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS · Adobe Lightroom LR
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132)
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5L-II M

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 19, 2017
Frames:
12x180" (36')
Integration:
36'
Avg. Moon age:
29.25 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.09%

RA center: 00h57m54s.56

DEC center: +61°0200.6

Pixel scale: 3.225 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -159.052 degrees

Field radius: 1.122 degrees

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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