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γ Cas or gamma Cas is the middle point of the 'W' that makes up the constellation Cassiopeia. It is a rapidly spinning variable star that is incredibly bright. It dominates the scene and overpowers the delicate, faint reflection nebula nearby designed IC59 and named, 'The Ghost of Cassiopeia.' It took me over 500 exposures to draw out the detail of this elusive nebula.
Telescope:   Stellina
Length:   400mm
Aperture:   80mm
F-stop:   f/5.0
Sessions:   2
Captured:   2021-09-16 to 2021-10-09
Lights:   510
Exposure:   10
Total exposure:   1 h
Ra:   0h 58m 25.7s
Dec:   +61° 00' 51.868
Size:   59.766 x 40.547 arcmin
Radius:   0.602 deg
Scale:   0.589 arcsec/pixel