Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star Navi (γCas)  ·  gamma Cas nebula
IC 63 - Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Doug MacDonald
IC 63 - Ghost Nebula
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IC 63 - Ghost Nebula

IC 63 - Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Doug MacDonald
IC 63 - Ghost Nebula
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IC 63 - Ghost Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Expore Scientific 127mm APO refractor 127ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60 cem60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starwave 50 mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: Altair GPCAM MONO BASIC Guide Imaging Camera

Focal reducers: Explore Scientific 0.75 Reducer/Flattener 3" Field Flattener .7x Focal Reducer

Software: Starkeeper.it VOYAGER  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight  ·  PHD 2 Guiding

Filters: Optolong H-Alpha 7nm


Dates:Oct. 28, 2019

Frames: 38x450" (4h 45')

Integration: 4h 45'

Avg. Moon age: 0.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.17%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3022582

RA center: 00h59m02s.4

DEC center: +60°5338

Pixel scale: 0.728 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.991 degrees

Field radius: 0.607 degrees


Resolution: 4747x3672

Data source: Backyard

Description

IC 63, also known as the Ghost Nebula, for obvious reasons, lies about 7,400 ly away in Cassiopeia. This dust cloud complex is illuminated, and is being eroded by, UV radiation from nearby Gamma Cass.

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IC 63 - Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Doug MacDonald