Gamma Cassiopeiae and IC 63 and IC 59 emission and reflection nebulae

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A hot, variable, and rapidly rotating star about 600 light-years distant, Gamma Cas also ionizes surrounding interstellar material, including the wispy IC 63 (left) and IC 59 emission and reflection nebulae. The two faint nebulae are physically close to Gamma Cas, separated from the star by only a few light-years.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF
Mounts: iOptron iEQ-45
Guiding cameras: Atik 314L+ Mono
Software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight, Artemis Capture
Filters: Astronomik OIII 12nm, Astronomik H-alpha 12nm
Accessories: kwiq guider mini guide scope
Dates: Nov. 12, 2013
Frames: 42×360″

Autor: John Leader

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26 January 2014

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