Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star ξPer
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California Nebula, 



    
        

            Alex Ranous
California Nebula
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California Nebula

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California Nebula, 



    
        

            Alex Ranous
California Nebula
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California Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP 130 GTX

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268M

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100GTO-AE

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics QUAD TCC 0.72x

Software: Astro-Physics APCC Pro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight 1.8.8-9  ·  Russell Cromaan Astrophotography StarXterminator  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator pro

Filters: Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon E-Series LRGB 2GEN  ·  Astrodon SII 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 36mm - 3nm

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator  ·  QHYCCD QHYCFW3M-US  ·  Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox V2  ·  Starlight Instruments Handy Stepper Motor HSM35  ·  Optec Alnitak Flat Device Flip Flat


Dates:Oct. 1, 2021Oct. 9, 2021Oct. 10, 2021Oct. 11, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon E-Series LRGB 2GEN: 18x120" (36') (gain: 0.00) -5C bin 2x2
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 18x600" (3h) (gain: 56.00) -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 36mm - 3nm: 18x600" (3h) (gain: 56.00) -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 36mm - 5nm: 18x600" (3h) (gain: 56.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 36'

Avg. Moon age: 9.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.19%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5095843

RA center: 04h00m36s.0

DEC center: +36°2924

Pixel scale: 1.312 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.882 degrees

Field radius: 1.355 degrees


Resolution: 6200x4110

Locations: Backyard Observatory, Redwood City, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another SHO with RGB stars.  I'm using the beta test of the StarXTerminator plugin for PixInsight, which is a lot better than starnet.  I debated orienting this upright ala a map of California, but I don't really like these skinny aspect ratio images in a portrait orientation and I don't want to crop, so on its back it is.

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California Nebula, 



    
        

            Alex Ranous