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Telescope: Astro-Physics 160 EDF Designation: Sh2-163 is an emission nebula in Cassiopeia. The cloud is located in the westernmost part of the constellation, northeast of the NGC 7635 nebula and about 1 west of the open cluster M52. Being rather weak, it is not easily observable optically, so neither a binocular nor an amateur telescope can show it; it can be taken in long exposure photographs, in which it appears as a small diffuse nebulosity. This is an H II region at a very advanced stage of its evolution; in visible light it appears as a nebula with a low surface brightness, surrounded, especially on the north-western side, by a dark band.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: SBIG STX 16803 with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure Data: LRGB 2 hours each RGB and 10 hours Ha . Position: R.A. 23 hr 33 min , Dec +60 48
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: December 2017
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory