IC63 and 59 - Nebulae around Gamma Cassiopeia


IC63 and 59 - collectively known as Gamma Cas Nebula - note the extended arc of emission gas at right and lower right that this wider field provides.

Apogee U16M camera w Astrodon Gen II filters
Takahashi FSQ Refractor w Robofocus
13 x 20 min for H-Alpha; 18 x 5 min Luminance; 6 x 5 min RGB
Paramount ME guided w ST-402 and eFinder
Image acquisition in CCDSoft5

Calibration, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim

Levels, Curves, selective sharpening and some minor noise reduction in PS CS4

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Captured Sept 10/11 2010 (H-Alpha data captured a year ago)