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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499
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NGC-1499 California Nebula in Ha, 


            Wes Chilton
NGC-1499 California Nebula in Ha

NGC-1499 California Nebula in Ha

Technical card

Resolution: 6232x2420

Dates:Jan. 25, 2016

Frames:Astrodon Hydrogen Alpha 5nm 31mm: 45x1800" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.5 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~512

Avg. Moon age: 16.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 14.00

Mean FWHM: 3.30

Temperature: 7.00 job: 1295423

RA center: 60.548 degrees

DEC center: 36.394 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 26.031 degrees

Field radius: 1.635 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, La Crescenta, California, United States

Data source: Backyard


A two panel Hydrogen Alpha mosaic of the California Nebula taken between Dec 19,2015 and Jan 25, 2016. Seeing and weather has been horrible so focus is soft, but its such a pretty nebula... I need to do a 6-panel when I have better skies.



Wes Chilton
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NGC-1499 California Nebula in Ha, 


            Wes Chilton

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