Ground-based view of the sky around IC 63

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esahubble_heic1818b October 25th, 2018

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

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.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1818b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IC 63
Subject - Distant Universe
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
Nebula > Appearance > Reflection
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 59m 13.9s
DEC = 60° 54’ 13.3”
Orientation
North is 0.4° CW
Field of View
50.5 x 33.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Cassiopeia

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 479.5 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_cyan
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ID
heic1818b
Subject Category
D.4.2.1.1   D.4.2.2  
Subject Name
IC 63
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA, Digitized Sky Survey 2Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin
Release Date
2018-10-25T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1818b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
https://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/p62690868/h28b516e#h28b516e
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Cyan
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, R, B
Central Wavelength
825, 649, 479.5
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
14.8077989202, 60.9036970102
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
7256.0, 5680.0
Scale
-0.00028055334727102553, 0.00028055334727102553
Rotation
-0.36
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1818b
Metadata Date
2018-10-02T18:16:07+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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