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IC59/IC63 The Ghost of Cassiopeia

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

Date & Location: 10-25-2019 Little Blair Valley, CA.
Exposure: HaLRGB, 30,120,120,120,120 Ha 2x15, LRGB, 8x15min ea. (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL w/TEC FF@ f/7.2 / FLI-Atlas focuser / F/L 1296mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTOCP4 / ATS 10x36 Pier.
Camera: FLI-PL16803 @-25c / FLI CFW5-7 / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon 3nm, Ha. G2, LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 6.11, CCDStack, Photoshop CC, Topaz Studio

Notes: Sky conditions: Average seeing, calm wind, Temp range 62-37°
Cropped Image Field of view is 82.2 x 82.2 arcmin. Image Scale 1.43 arcsec/pix.

IC 59 and IC 63 are a combination reflection and emission nebula, sometimes referred to as The Ghost of Cassiopeia. They sit about 600 light-years distant and span approximately 10 light-years and are about 4 light-years from a B0.5IVe star, Gamma Cas. IC 59 and IC 63 also go by the name Sharpless 2-185.