Ghost of Cassiopeia Nebula

Designation: IC 63
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 550 light years
Object type: Nebula


The Ghost of Cassiopeia is a faint nebula composed of flowing veils of hydrogen gas and dust, lying about 550 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The ghostly appearance is shaped by the ultraviolet radiation from the nearby blue-giant star Gamma Cassiopeia, which is slowly eroding away the ghostly cloud of dust and gas.


Mount: Sky-watcher HEQ5-Pro
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI294MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong L-eXtreme
Guidescope: Svbony SV165 30/120
Guide camera: ZWO ASI174MM
Guide camera filter: Astronomik UV/IR cut

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 4 hours
Acquisition: ZWO AsiAir Plus
Processing: PixInsight
Location: Luxembourg

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