Contains: California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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California Nebula NGC1499

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX IV

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescope or lens: Orion ST80 orion short tube 80

Guiding camera: ZWO ASI290MM

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6pixinsightPHD Guiding 2 , phd guiding

Filter: Baader 1.25 " 7nm Ha

Accessory: ZWO EFWmini

Resolution: 2048x1417

Dates: Feb. 18, 2018

Frames: 19x300"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.83% job: 1962852

RA center: 60.262 degrees

DEC center: 36.473 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.504 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.558 degrees

Field radius: 1.558 degrees

Locations: Home, Overijse, Belgium


2 panels mosaic on NGC1499 imaged last night under reasonably transparent skies in Halpha light

A really big target to fit at 530mm with a 4/3rd sensor, and could use a lot more panels...



Elie Kh

Sky plot

Sky plot


California Nebula NGC1499, 


        Elie Kh