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Contains:  IC 63, gamma Cas nebula, IC 59, The star Navi (γCas)
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia, 


            Chris Smith
The Ghost of Cassiopeia

The Ghost of Cassiopeia

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Resolution: 3345x4501

Astronomik Deep-Sky RGB 36mm: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 2x2
Astronomik Ha 6nm: 72x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik O III 6nm: 48x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik S2 36mm 6nm: 48x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 15.0 hours job: 2907806

RA center: 14.749 degrees

DEC center: 60.896 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.777 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 105.837 degrees

Field radius: 0.605 degrees

Locations: Home, San Antonio, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


Massive clouds of gas and dust in the constellation Cassiopeia are illuminated by a large and very bright Be star, Gamma Cassiopeiae, to create this eerie visual of a ghost gently rising to the heavens. The image captures Gamma Cassiopeiae (bright blue star on top right) as well as it's 2 surrounding nebula, IC 59 (wall on left) and IC 63 (the ghost). The image was captured over several nights using both narrowband and RGB data. Luminance is primary driven by the strong Ha emission in the nebula.



Chris Smith
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The Ghost of Cassiopeia, 


            Chris Smith