IC 59 and IC 63

IC 59 and IC 63 are two comet shaped nebulae near the bright star Gamma Cassiopeiae (γ Cas, γ Cassiopeiae), which is the energy source of their illumination. Being closer to the star, IC 63 shows more brightening of its front edge and stronger H-II emission. IC 59 is situated further away fron the star and has lower level of HII emission which makes its reflection component to appear more prominent.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set, Baader Ha filter
Dates/Times: 13 July 2012
Location: Rozhens
Exposure Details: L = 60 min, R,G,B = 40 min. each, RGB - binned 2x2, Ha = 60 min
Subexposures: LRGB = 10 minutes, Ha = 15 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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