Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star Navi (γCas)  ·  gamma Cas nebula
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IC63 The Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Shannon Calvert
IC63 The Ghost Nebula
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IC63 The Ghost Nebula

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IC63 The Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Shannon Calvert
IC63 The Ghost Nebula
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IC63 The Ghost Nebula

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 23, 2019
Frames:
98×60(1h 38′) ISO1600
Integration:
1h 38′
Darks:
20
Flats:
20
Bias:
150
Avg. Moon age:
24.26 days
Avg. Moon phase:
28.24%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3054332

RA center: 00h58m48s.5

DEC center: +60°5407

Pixel scale: 1.758 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.728 degrees

Field radius: 0.704 degrees

Resolution: 2400x1600

File size: 2.0 MB

Locations: The Westport Observatory (WAS), Westport, CT, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

A week before Halloween we had a really clear night, but nobody else was available, so I hung out at the observatory for about 4 hours and caught a ghost in the darkness. Radiation from the bright star Gamma Cassiopeiae is both energizing this cloud of gas and dust and blasting it away.

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IC63 The Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Shannon Calvert