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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star 50Per, The star ξPer
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California Nebula (NGC 1499), 


            Miles Zhou
California Nebula (NGC 1499)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Takahashi FSQ-106N图丽 300F2.8

Imaging cameras:Apogee U16MCanon EOS 350D

Resolution: 2000x1951

Dates:Jan. 22, 2013

Frames: 3x600"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.80% job: 100242

RA center: 60.440 degrees

DEC center: 36.211 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.807 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.301 degrees

Field radius: 2.642 degrees

Locations: Xingming, Wulumuqi, Xingjiang, China


California Nebula (NGC 1499)
taken by XP2 of Xingming Observatory
52x180s at ISO 800
MaximDL: Stacking
IRIS: Color balance
MaximDL: two versions: DDP (Nebula), Simple Stetch (Stars)
PS: Combine Nebula and Stars, and some simple final touch



Miles Zhou
License: None (All rights reserved)

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California Nebula (NGC 1499), 


            Miles Zhou