Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star ξPer
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NGC1499 California Nebula 2016-2017, 


NGC1499 California Nebula 2016-2017
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NGC1499 California Nebula 2016-2017

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. 30, 2016Oct. 18, 2017

Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter: 38x120" ISO1600
Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter: 46x180" ISO1600

Integration: 3.6 hours

Darks: ~47

Bias: ~69

Avg. Moon age: 28.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.90%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3476844

RA center: 4h 0' 47"

DEC center: +36° 30' 54"

Pixel scale: 2.155 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 348.832 degrees

Field radius: 1.680 degrees

Resolution: 4672x3115

Locations: Derendingen 454m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland


This is the result of my first attempt to combine 2 images with different exposure in PI.

Both sessions @ f/5.6