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The California Nebula, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The California Nebula

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The California Nebula, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The California Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY16200A Mono

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Focal reducers: Takahashi 0.73x Focal Reducer

Software: PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Pro Software  ·  PHD2

Filters: Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  LRGB

Accessory: Starlight Instruments Focuser Boss 2 HSM  ·  Alnitak Astro Flip-Flat  ·  DewBuster Dew Controller


Dates:Nov. 14, 2018

Frames:
Chroma Ha 3nm: 10x600" (1h 40') bin 1x1
LRGB: 30x180" (1h 30') bin 1x1

Integration: 3h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 6.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.60%


Astrometry.net job: 2370476

RA center: 4h 1' 51"

DEC center: +35° 59' 10"

Pixel scale: 2.271 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.337 degrees

Field radius: 2.536 degrees


Resolution: 5057x6250

Data source: Backyard

Description

The California Nebula, NGC 1499, is an emission nebula in the constellation Perseus and lies some 1000 light years away. It is nearly 2.5 degrees long and can be seen visually with a Hydrogen-beta filter in the winter months. Its emission is due to the excitation of this H-beta line by the nearby blue O7 star, xi Persei to the right of the nebula.

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The California Nebula, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy