Ground-based view of the sky around IC 63

This image shows the sky around the nebula IC 63, nicknamed the Ghost Nebula. It was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is dominated by the bright star Gamma Cassiopeiae, which is having a profound influence on IC 63.

IC 63 is only one of several nebulous structures surrounding Gamma Cassiopeiae — all of which are affected by the radiation emitted by the blue-white subgiant star.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1818b
Type:Observation
Release date:25 October 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1818
Size:14512 x 11360 px

About the Object

Name:IC 63
Type:Early Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Early Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:600 light years
Constellation:Cassiopeia
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 59 13.87
Position (Dec):60° 54' 13.31"
Field of view:244.28 x 191.23 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
479 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
649 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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