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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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California Nebula NGC 1499

Technical card

Resolution: 4506x3218

Dates:Nov. 6, 2019Nov. 9, 2019Nov. 12, 2019Nov. 13, 2019

Baader Planetarium Baader H-Alpha 1,25" 7nm CCD: 150x180" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 8.5nm 1.25": 111x180" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Blue Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 25x75" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Green Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 25x75" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Red Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 25x75" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.6 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 12.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.83%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 3085914

RA center: 60.787 degrees

DEC center: 36.301 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.154 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.010 degrees

Field radius: 2.426 degrees

Locations: Home , Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Data source: Backyard


The California Nebula in Bi-Color with RGB Stars. I really like how dynamic this turned out with just Ha and OIII. This is the first time I have imaged this target after imaging for nearly 3 years now. I had always put it off in the past because I just didn't think it was, well very dynamic. I was obviously wrong :-)



John Travis
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Sky plot

Sky plot


California Nebula NGC 1499, 


            John Travis