Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star Navi (γCas)
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63), 



    
        

            Andy  Brown
The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63)
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63)

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The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63), 



    
        

            Andy  Brown
The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63)
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-85EDX Baby-Q
Imaging Cameras
OSC 533 (ZWO ASI533MC Pro)
Mounts
iOptron CEM70
Filters
Optolong L-eXtreme 1.25" · ZWO UV/IR Cut 1.25"
Accessories
ZWO EAF 5V Electronic Auto Focuser · Takahashi Flattener 1.01x for FSQ-85EDX
Software
APP (Aries Productions Astropixel Processor) · StarXterminator · Astro Photography Tool · openphdguiding.org PHD2 v2.6.10 · Adobe Photoshop v22.5
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Primaluce 60mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO Optical ASI290MC

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 31, 2021 ·  Sept. 3, 2021 ·  Sept. 6, 2021
Frames:
Optolong L-eXtreme 1.25": 119x300" (9h 55') (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1x1
ZWO UV/IR Cut 1.25": 92x300" (7h 40') (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Integration:
17h 35'
Darks:
30
Flats:
32
Flat darks:
32
Bias:
32
Avg. Moon age:
26.05 days
Avg. Moon phase:
17.57%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5063253

RA center: 00h59m41s.5

DEC center: +60°5110

Pixel scale: 1.699 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.241 degrees

Field radius: 0.871 degrees

Resolution: 2611x2611

Locations: Home (back garden), Dartmoor, Devon, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Ghost of Cassiopeia IC59 & IC63

I hoped to capture both narrowband and broadband data for this faint object but had to discard the broadband data due to poor focus. I have struggled to process this so this is the best I can do for now. Navi is a challenge, especially with the L-Extreme filter. I will endeavour to spend some more time processing this to improve the stars but for now I'll leave you with this version.

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Description: I captured 7 additional hours of RGB data but focus was slightly out. I've managed to use this data to replace the stars overlaid on the narrowband data, reducing the star sizes and also improving their colours. There is still a lot of noise and editing artefacts in the background so definitely more data is needed!!

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The Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC59 & IC63), 



    
        

            Andy  Brown