September 2016 Update: You've heard of "Breaking Bad"... meet "Breaking Wave" !

While imaging the Cassiopeia mosaic, myself and Olly found a Ha signal below the Gamma Cass IC 59 and IC63 nebulae. We thought this was worth some further investigation!

As a result, we ended up collecting 51 hours of data in a two panel mosaic with the Dual Tak set up. We took 24 hours of Ha data over the two panels, which showed a weak single continuing from the IC nebulae around Gamma Cass.

After processing the image, the nebula appeared to be of the same structure. Olly coined the name Breaking Wave, which I hope sticks. We have not seen this extended Ha signal imaged before, so this was a great discovery too!

Older Post Newer Post

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published