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NGC1499 California Nebula, 


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NGC1499 California Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos6da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Dates:Nov. 13, 2018

Frames: 114x180"

Integration: 5.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.60%

Astrometry.net job: 2415959

RA center: 4h 1' 5"

DEC center: +36° 26' 9"

Pixel scale: 4.710 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.179 degrees

Field radius: 2.865 degrees

Resolution: 3638x2436

Locations: my little astrofarm, Weppersdorf, Austria

Data source: Traveller


in the outskirts of the great Taurus molecular cloud, the California nebula is still surrounded by lots of dust. Actually it is one of the nearest HII regions, about 100 ly away and double the distance to the Taurus complex. This is a pure DSLR color image, no extra H-Alpha added. How bright it stands out!

114x3min subframes, Eos6da at Iso400, Epsilon130ED astrograph on AZ-EQ6 guided and dithered by Lacerta MGEN. Processing with PixInsight and Photoshop.



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    NGC1499 California Nebula, 


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NGC1499 California Nebula,