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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499
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California Nebula, NGC 1499, 


            Christiaan Berger
California Nebula, NGC 1499

California Nebula, NGC 1499

Technical card

Resolution: 5200x3463

Dates:Feb. 16, 2016

Frames:Astronomik CLS Clip Filter: 20x240" ISO800 12C

Integration: 1.3 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~65

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 8.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.98%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 2.00 job: 992930

RA center: 60.713 degrees

DEC center: 36.295 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.106 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.645 degrees

Field radius: 0.959 degrees

Locations: Home, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands


First time that I took images of this object.
It was already low for my place and skyglow all over..

Took 20 lightframes of 240s @ ISO 800 that looked overexposed, but DSS stacked them nicely and I'm very happy with the result.



Christiaan Berger
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California Nebula, NGC 1499, 


            Christiaan Berger