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IC59 and IC63 © Ken Crawford Rancho Del Sol Observatory MPC G67
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IC59 and IC63 are a combination of reflection and emission nebulae. The bluish glow shinning down from the top 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 amazing clouds of gas and dust.
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