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Observation by Ian Rothwell: IC63 (Ghost of Cassiopeia)

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Ian Rothwell

Observer

Ian Rothwell

Observed

2019 Mar 31 - 21:34

Uploaded

2019 Apr 01 - 13:44

Objects

IC63

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Constellation

Cassiopeia

Field centre

RA: 00h59m
Dec: +61°00'
Position angle: -70°34'

Field size

0°59' × 0°46'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher Explorer 150P
  • ZWO ASI1600MMPro-Cool
Exposure

8 x 360sec subs in H-alpha

Location

Bournemouth

Target name

IC63

Title

IC63 (Ghost of Cassiopeia)

About this image

This was my first attempt at imaging this elusive object. I'm guessing there aren't many images of it due to the fact that it's practically invisible in the visual spectrum. It's purely a narrow-band object. 

The bright star is gamma Cassiopeiae, also known as Navi, which is at the centre of the "W" of the constellation.

This particular image is made up of eight 6 minute subs in H-alpha only. I'm hoping the recent clear skies will continue so that I can add OIII and SII to create a colour image.

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