The star Navi (γCas)
Cassiopeia is a very busy piece of sky. The constellation is easy to find with its distinctive 'W' shape. I just missed one of the main stars but captured the colorful variety of background stars and even some nebulosity in several areas.
This glowing W-shaped constellation is a centerpiece amongst several nebulae and galaxies.s
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.
Wide angle shot using the Star Adventurer Mini (SAM).