ic63 (gamma-Cass nebula)



Macclesfield , UK

Scope: TV NP127is
CCD: Atik490EX @ 1×1
Mount: 10-Micron GM2000HPS-II U/P
Guide: Unguided
Filters: Astrodon 3nM (Ha, SII, OIII)

total of 18 x 30min subs

ic63 is an emission nebula in Cassiopeia close to, and associated with, the bright nearby star Gamma Cassiopeia. The star is emitting prodigous amounts of UV radiation and a strong solar wind, this is eroding the nearby molecular cloud forming the strange shape (I’ve called it the Dementor Nebula, maybe I watched too many Harry Potter movies ;-) ) This is a narrow-band composite of light in H-alpha, OxygenIII and SulphurII.