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IC63 / The Ghost of Cassiopeia

Classification: Reflection / Emission Nebula, IC63-LBN623 / IC59- LBN620 / Sh2-185
Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)
Object Location: Ra 01h 00m 27s Dec +60° 59’47° (current)
Size & Distance: 10.0 x 10.0 Apx 600 light years

Date & Location: 07-02-2011 Palomar Mountain, CA.
Exposure: HaGB, Ha=9 @ 15m, (bin 1x1) GB, 10 ea. @ 5min (bin 2x2)
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon 210 f/3 630mm / FLI-DF-2 focuser
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: SBIG-ST10XME / Internal guiding
Filters: Astrodon 5nm, Ha. G2, GB
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5

Notes: Sky conditions: Good seeing, Light wind, Temp 75°
Image Field of view is 54 x 80 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day Nov, 2012