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IC59 and IC63   © Ken Crawford      Rancho Del Sol Observatory  MPC G67
Image Exposure Details
Filter Exposures
Clear/ Lum 600 minutes
Red 360 minutes
Green 360 minutes
Blue 360 minutes
Ha 5nm 1200 minutes
OIII 3nm 0 minutes
SII 5nm 360 minutes
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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This 2008 image was selected as an NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day (APOD).

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