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

The California Nebula, 



    
        

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The California Nebula
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The California Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Televue TV-85
Imaging Cameras
Modified T3 (Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3)
Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Filters
Hutech IDAS-LPS-FF
Accessories
Bahtinov Focus Mask · TeleVue TRF-2008
Software
Iris · DeepSkyStacker · Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop · Thousand Oaks Résistance pour télescope de 5'' · GradientXterminator · Neat Image
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade SN6

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 13, 2012 ·  Jan. 14, 2012 ·  Jan. 18, 2012
Frames:
71x180" (3h 33') ISO1600
79x180" (3h 57') ISO800
Integration:
7h 30'
Darks:
30
Flats:
7
Bias:
36
Avg. Moon age:
21.20 days
Avg. Moon phase:
59.38%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Temperature:
39.67

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 104634

RA center: 04h00m56s.4

DEC center: +36°2533

Pixel scale: 2.231 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.276 degrees

Field radius: 1.543 degrees

Resolution: 4164x2734

Locations: Maurice Louisiana, None

Description

Updated image: I added 39x180 sec @ ISO 800 sub-images and reprocessed the original 71x180 sec @ ISO 1600 data more aggressively. I aligned the two image with Registar and then combined the data as layers in PSCS2.

Original image:

I got lucky with the weather on Friday the 13th for once. I had just enough time before moonrise to get 71 sub-images of NGC 1499 on this night, Jan 13, 2012. Still testing out the new G. Honis Canon T3 mod. Looks good so far!

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    Original
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    A
  • Final
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    B

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