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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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NGC 1499; the California Nebula in Ha, 


            Steve Cooper
NGC 1499; the California Nebula in Ha

NGC 1499; the California Nebula in Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Borg 55FL

Imaging camera:QSI 683 wsg-5


Guiding telescope or lens:Borg 55FL

Guiding camera:Loadestar

Software:CCDStack2PixInsight 1.8CCD Navigator 3FocusMax MaxIm DL Pro 6

Filter:Astrodon 5 nm HA

Resolution: 3321x2499

Frames:Astrodon 5 nm HA: 7x1800" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours job: 2434135

RA center: 60.432 degrees

DEC center: 36.093 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.408 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.896 degrees

Field radius: 3.122 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


QSI 683wsg Camera and Borg 55 Fluorite telescope at f/3.6. AP 900 mount. SX Loadstar autoguiding camera. Astrodon 5nm Ha narrow band filter.
7 X 30 min exposures Bin 1X1.
Sensor temp @ -20 deg. Frames acquired with MaxIm DL 6, calibrated in CCD Stack2, and processed using PixInsight.
Stardust Ranch, Okeechobee FL



Steve Cooper
License: None (All rights reserved)

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NGC 1499; the California Nebula in Ha, 


            Steve Cooper

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