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NGC 1499: California Nebula HaRGB, 



    
        

            mads0100

NGC 1499: California Nebula HaRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF-8300M

Mounts: Mountain Instruments MI-250

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Foster Systems Astro Alert  ·  Foster Systems AstroMC

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm Astrodon 3nm HA 31mm  ·  Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Blue  ·  Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Green  ·  Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Red

Accessory: SBIG OAG-8300  ·  SBIG Filter Wheel FW8-8300  ·  Moonlite CF 2" focuser with high resolution stepper  ·  RIGELSYS USB-nSTEP Focuser


Dates:Dec. 19, 2015Jan. 3, 2016Jan. 4, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm Astrodon 3nm HA 31mm: 15x900" (3h 45') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Blue: 28x600" (4h 40') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Green: 14x600" (2h 20') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Red: 15x600" (2h 30') -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 13h 15'

Darks: 25

Flats: 25

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 18.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.41%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 904440


Resolution: 620x457

Description

Finally got some clear skies so I could finish up my California Nebula. Turned out pretty good! I'm digging the HaRGB pictures... They're a bit red, but the detail is phenomenal.

The California Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. Difficult to see visually due to its low surface brightness, it's an excellent photographic object due to its propensity for ionized gas. It's located roughly 1,000-ly away from us.

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NGC 1499: California Nebula HaRGB, 



    
        

            mads0100