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Gamma Cassiopeiae Nebula (IC63), 


            Jose Carballada
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Gamma Cassiopeiae Nebula (IC63)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo  ·  Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Cool  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro  ·  Mesu 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe  ·  Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini  ·  ZWO ASI174 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x  ·  Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Optolong SII 6.5nm 36mm  ·  Optolong OIII 6.5nm 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30  ·  MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 30, 2019Oct. 1, 2019Oct. 3, 2019

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 80x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 80x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 138x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Optolong OIII 6.5nm 36mm: 71x600" (gain: 111.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 80x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Optolong SII 6.5nm 36mm: 69x600" (gain: 111.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 48.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.93%

Astrometry.net job: 3055178

RA center: 0h 59' 46"

DEC center: +60° 54' 38"

Pixel scale: 1.007 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.213 degrees

Field radius: 0.358 degrees

Resolution: 1932x1680

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Only this Ic63 nebula, without the Gamma Cassiopiae star that always appears on captures.
It’s not on the frame but still it's possible feel the strong presence of this big star (at the up-right side of the picture) as a blue light going to the nebula.
Complex nebula to capture (only mag. 10), also with this dominant variable star close who makes so difficult obtain all details and nuances.

Gamma Cassiopeiae is a star at the center of the distinctive "W" asterism in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cassiopeia. Although it is a fairly bright star with an apparent visual magnitude that varies from 1.6 to 3.0.
Gamma Cassiopeiae is a Be star, a variable star, and a binary star system. Based upon parallax measurements made by the Hipparcos satellite, it is located at a distance of roughly 550 light-years from Earth. (star description credits: Wikipedia)



Jose Carballada
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Gamma Cassiopeiae Nebula (IC63), 


            Jose Carballada