IC59 and IC63

IC59 and IC63

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 12 hours (72x300s Ha + 3x24x300s RGB)
Date: October – November 2017
Location: Southern Alps, France


IC59 and IC63 are a combination of reflection and emission nebulae that lie approximately 600 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The bluish glow comes from the intense radiation of the bright star Gamma Cassiopeia. The edges of the nebulae glow brightly from this intense energy that is evaporating and lighting up these clouds of gas and dust.

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