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Ground-based view of the sky around IC 63

Ground-based view of the sky around IC 63

Date: 25 October 2018
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: IC 63, the Ghost Nebula
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: 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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-May-2024 23:41 UT

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