IC 63 by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter (Credits: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)
|Observation data: J2000 epoch|
|Right ascension||21h 16m 26s|
|Designations||VdB 141, Sh2-136, IC 63|
It lies near the cluster NGC 7023. Looking at the adjacent image, the nebula's name is easily understood. The Ghost nebula is referred to as a globule (cataloged CB230) and over 2 light-years across. There are several stars embedded, whose emissions make the nebula shine in brownish colour.
Ionized region IC 63 in Ghost Nebula.