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NGC 1499 (California Nebula) Ha, 


            Mike Oates
NGC 1499 (California Nebula) Ha
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NGC 1499 (California Nebula) Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Ha 3nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:Dec. 9, 2019

Ha 3nm: 9x1200" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 16x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 5.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.12%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3120276

RA center: 3h 59' 27"

DEC center: +36° 45' 46"

Pixel scale: 1.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.956 degrees

Field radius: 0.757 degrees

Resolution: 2600x2760

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


I would need to do a mosaic of 9 panels to get the full nebula in with this camera telescope combination, so I decided to do a single detail shot instead.



Mike Oates
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NGC 1499 (California Nebula) Ha, 


            Mike Oates