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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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NGC 1499; the California Nebula in HST Pallette

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Borg 71FL

Imaging camera:QSI 683 wsg-5


Guiding camera:Loadestar

Software:CCDStack2PixInsight 1.8CCD Navigator 3FocusMax MaxIm DL Pro 6

Filters:SII 3nmHa 3nmOIII 3nm

Resolution: 3307x2471

Ha 3nm: 14x1800" -20C bin 1x1
OIII 3nm: 12x1800" -20C bin 1x1
SII 3nm: 11x1800" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 18.5 hours job: 1378550

RA center: 60.122 degrees

DEC center: 36.471 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.809 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.562 degrees

Field radius: 2.184 degrees


NGC 1499; "Modified" HST Palette

QSI 683wsg Camera and Borg 71 FL telescope at f/4. AP 900 mount. SX Loadstar autoguiding camera. Astrodon 3nm Ha, OIII, SII filter set.
14 X 30 min Ha, 12 X 30 min OIII, 11 X 30 min SII. Bin 1X1.
Sensor temp @ -20 deg. Frames acquired with MaxIm DL 6, calibrated in CCD Stack2, and processed using PixInsight.
Stardust Ranch, Okeechobee FL



Steve Cooper

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 1499; the California Nebula in HST Pallette, 


            Steve Cooper