Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star ξPer
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NCC 1499; the California Nebula in NB, 



    
        

            Steve Cooper
NCC 1499; the California Nebula in NB
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NCC 1499; the California Nebula in NB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 71FL

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-5

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding cameras: Loadestar

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  CCDStack2  ·  CCD Navigator 3  ·  FocusMax  ·  MaxIm DL Pro 6

Filters: Ha 3nm  ·  OIII 3nm  ·  SII 3nm


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

Integration: 18.5 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1958198

RA center: 4h 0' 29"

DEC center: +36° 28' 15"

Pixel scale: 7.622 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.048 degrees

Field radius: 2.184 degrees


Resolution: 1653x1235

Description

NGC 1499; "Natural" color

A Narrowband image of NGC 1499, the California Nebula displayed in a more "natural" color where
R = 80% Ha & 20% SII, G = 100% OIII, and B = 85% OIII & 15% Ha.

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

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NCC 1499; the California Nebula in NB, 



    
        

            Steve Cooper