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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  California nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star ξPer
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The California nebula, 


            Jim Knapp
The California nebula
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The California nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet

Imaging cameras: Canon XSi, Baader modified

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Converted 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: Phillips SPC900NC

Software: DeepSky Stacker  ·  Adobe Photoshop 5 CS  ·  BackyardEOS v3 deluxe  ·  PhD 2.3.1c

Filters: Baader UHC-S 2"

Dates:Nov. 17, 2014

Frames: 66x300"

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.23%

Basic astrometry details job: 436213

RA center: 4h 0' 45"

DEC center: +36° 18' 36"

Pixel scale: 2.530 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.374 degrees

Field radius: 1.803 degrees

Resolution: 4275x2833

Locations: home, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Backyard


NGC1499 imaged with my AT65EDQ and Canon XSi, using a Baader UHC filter and lines mounted in front of the objective to induce diffraction spikes.



Jim Knapp
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The California nebula, 


            Jim Knapp