IC 63 Ghost Nebula illuminated by Gamma Cas


Andy Nowlen
 

I thought I would share a recent Astro image of mine.  

Enjoy,

Andy Nowlen 


Officially known as IC 63, this nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. Captured over 2 nights, Aug 30, 31, 2021. Exposures included 180, 240, and 300 seconds subframes and yielded about 11 hours of integration. I found that trying to control the brightness of the illuminary was pretty difficult, for my level of post-processing skill. I tamed it a bit, but wonder if I could do better.


Asi533mc pro (x2)
ES ED 102mm @ 714mm
Ioptron CEM 40 mount
Lenhance filter
Takahashi FSQ106 @ 530mm
Ioptron CEM 40EC mount
Lextreme filter


Wayne Spletstoser
 

Andy,

Spectacular image and effort on your part. I am honored to see your work. Please keep me on your list.
Now I must go back and look some more at your image. I am so fascinated that 550 years of travel leaves
light seemingly not worse for the ware. The marvel of stuff and the universe it occupies.

Great Job, stay focused!

Wayne Spletstoser

On Sep 7, 2021, at 2:46 PM, Andy Nowlen <andynowlen@gmail.com> wrote:

I thought I would share a recent Astro image of mine.

Enjoy,

Andy Nowlen


Officially known as IC 63, this nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. Captured over 2 nights, Aug 30, 31, 2021. Exposures included 180, 240, and 300 seconds subframes and yielded about 11 hours of integration. I found that trying to control the brightness of the illuminary was pretty difficult, for my level of post-processing skill. I tamed it a bit, but wonder if I could do better.

Asi533mc pro (x2)
ES ED 102mm @ 714mm
Ioptron CEM 40 mount
Lenhance filter
Takahashi FSQ106 @ 530mm
Ioptron CEM 40EC mount
Lextreme filter

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