Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star ξPer
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NGC1499 California Nebula, 


NGC1499 California Nebula
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NGC1499 California Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 70Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN 2

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Adobe Lightroom

Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter

Dates:Oct. 18, 2017

Frames:Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter: 46x180" ISO1600

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~24

Bias: ~34

Avg. Moon age: 28.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3476830

RA center: 4h 0' 50"

DEC center: +36° 30' 36"

Pixel scale: 2.155 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 348.827 degrees

Field radius: 1.735 degrees

Resolution: 4822x3220

Locations: Derendingen 454m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland


I noticed during B22 shooting, I can go higher with exposure time than I tought. So I tried 180s for the California Nebula. And it worked like a charm :-)



Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC1499 California Nebula,