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California Nebula (NGC1499) - OSC, 



    
        

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California Nebula (NGC1499) - OSC

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California Nebula (NGC1499) - OSC, 



    
        

            JDJ
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California Nebula (NGC1499) - OSC

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Gran Turismo 81 APO (2018)

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5300 Full Spectrum Modified

Mounts: Celestron AVX Mount

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Orion Skyglow 2" Filter


Dates:Jan. 28, 2019

Frames:Orion Skyglow 2" Filter: 65x120" (2h 10') ISO200

Integration: 2h 10'

Darks: 20

Flats: 15

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 22.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.69%


Astrometry.net job: 2516979

RA center: 4h 0' 48"

DEC center: +36° 36' 10"

Pixel scale: 2.086 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.277 degrees

Field radius: 1.872 degrees


Resolution: 3500x5432

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first image of the California Nebula captured in OSC using an astro-modified DSLR...

California Nebula (NGC1499) imaged on January 28, 2019 with WO GT81 at F4.7 (382 mm focal length) using Flat6A II field flattener/0.8x reducer, Orion Skyglow Imaging Filter, and full spectrum modified Nikon D5300. Stacked using PI for a total integration time of ~2 hours using 120 sec subs at ISO 200. Subtracted darks, bias, and flats. Stacked using Batch Pre-Processing (BPP) script. Post-processed in Pixinsight: Cropped, gradient removal with ABE, Background Neutralization, Color Calibration, SCNR, stretched using Histogram Transformation Tool, Curves Transformation, HDR Multiscale Transform, Morphological Transformation, ACDNR noise reduction, and Color Saturation adjustment.

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