Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 63  ·  Sh2-185  ·  gamma Cas nebula
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IC 63 Ghost of Cassiopeia

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IC 63 Ghost of Cassiopeia

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LX200 10" ACF

Imaging cameras: Canon 70Da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon 60/240mm Guidescope with Helical Focuser

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar

Software: BackyardEOS  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster


Dates:Aug. 19, 2018

Frames: 22x360" (2h 12') ISO1600

Integration: 2h 12'

Darks: 20

Flats: 25

Bias: 40

Avg. Moon age: 8.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.51%


Astrometry.net job: 2208477

RA center: 0h 59' 46"

DEC center: +60° 58' 11"

Pixel scale: 0.280 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -52.751 degrees

Field radius: 0.257 degrees


Resolution: 5496x3670

Data source: Backyard

Description

Again IC 63: The Ghost of Cassiopeia. At least one of them.

Framing was kind of difficult because of Navi's rays. This is the close-up version compared to the previous one two days before in a "widefield" setting with the WO and the same camera:



Guiding again was superior. Smooth, no hickups. But temperature was in issue and due to focus shift on the course of the night I had to give up 10 light frames or one more hour to inegrate. Maybe a motor focusser will be the next investment.

Please have a look and contrast the one on the other and share your thoughts.

CS Andreas

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