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Contains:  California Nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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The California Nebula- 3 Panel Mosaic, 


            Matt Harbison
The California Nebula- 3 Panel Mosaic
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The California Nebula- 3 Panel Mosaic

Technical card

Dates:Nov. 6, 2018Nov. 8, 2018

Astrodon Ha 3nm: 15x900" -15C
B: 15x180" -15C bin 1x1
G: 15x180" -15C bin 1x1
L: 15x180" -15C bin 1x1
R: 15x180" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.8 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 14.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.20%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3527176

RA center: 3h 59' 55"

DEC center: +36° 10' 48"

Pixel scale: 3.324 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 151.976 degrees

Field radius: 2.263 degrees

Resolution: 4439x2078

Locations: Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States; MaRIO, Marathon, Texas, None

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)


The California Nebula

Captured from the dark skies in Marathon Texas on my William Optics 132 FLT & QHY 16200 camera. Captured during the months of November and December.



Matt Harbison
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The California Nebula- 3 Panel Mosaic, 


            Matt Harbison