IC 63, IC 59 and Gamma Cassiopeiae (bright central star)    (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  600 light years to IC 63 and IC 59

Telescope Takahashi FS-60C @ f/6.2
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 10x15min Ha; 6x10min L; 5x5min ea RGB (all bin1x1); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

24 October 2014 - Las Cruces, NM

This image is LHa_HaRGB, where Ha:R (80:20) was used for the Red channel, and L:Ha (20:80) for Luminance. IC 63 here is the "finger" pointing at Gamma Cassiopeiae, IC 59 is the red with blue region near and to upper-right of IC 63, and Gamma Cassiopeiae is the blue, brightest (appearing largest) star near the center of the image.

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