Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

IC59 & IC63 in Cassiopeia

IC 59 and IC63 (enlarged below) are two "ghostly" nebulae in Cassiopeia near the bright star Caph in the middle of the "W" asterism.

Compare this shot with an equivalent shot of the same area using an IDAS HEUIB II (H-alpha Enhanced UV/IR Blocking) filter, which does not block light pollution.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 4 Sept. 2021
  • Location: Vanishing Point Observatory
  • Camera: Canon RP (Hutech modified)
  • Exposure: 28 x 5 min.
  • Lens/Scope: Borg 107FL F3.9
  • Filter: IDAS NGS1 / LPS-D3 (light pollution)
  • Mount: Losmandy Titan
  • Guiding: Borg 45ED / SBIG STV
  • Image Processing: Nebulosity / Lightroom