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IC63 (Ghost of Cassiopeia)


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About this observation
Ian Rothwell
Time of observation
31/03/2019 - 22:34
Observing location
Skywatcher Explorer 150P
ZWO ASI1600MMPro-Cool
8 x 360sec subs in H-alpha
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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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