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Emission nebula IC 63

IC 63

This combination color/Hubble palette image of emission nebula IC 63 required an amazing 16.5 hours of exposures. IC 63 lies in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen about 600 light-years from Earth. (4-inch Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor, SBIG STL-11000 CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/Oxygen-III/Sulfur-II/LRGB image with exposures of 300, 390, 160, 50, 30, 30, and 30 minutes, respectively)

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