Pan across a cosmic ghost

This video pans across the nebula IC 63, often nicknamed the Ghost Nebula. This nebula is classified as both an emission and a reflection nebula.

The hydrogen within IC 63 is being bombarded with radiation from the nearby star Gamma Cassiopeiae, causing its electrons to gain energy which they later emit as hydrogen-alpha radiation — visible in red in this image.

The blue parts of IC 63 are created by dust particles in the nebula which reflect the light from Gamma Cassiopeiae.


Hubble. Music: Johan B. Monell (

About the Video

Release date:25 October 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1818
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:IC 63
Type:Early Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Early Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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