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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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The California Nebula - NGC 1499, 


            David McGarvey
The California Nebula - NGC 1499

The California Nebula - NGC 1499

Technical card

Resolution: 3624x5016

Dates:Nov. 25, 2019

Frames: 69x60"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.70% job: 3088851

RA center: 4h 1' 11"

DEC center: +36° 14' 45"

Pixel scale: 4.085 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 58.870 degrees

Field radius: 3.511

Locations: Back Yard, Westover, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard


The beautiful California Nebula and surrounding dust as seen on 11/25/19.

Nikon D750 (Stock)
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 AI-S ED lens
ISO 1600
AstroTrac TT320X-AG - no guiding


69 x 60" exposures (69 mins. total integration time)


RawTherapee, Deep Sky Stacker, RNC-Color-Stretch, & Photoshop.



David McGarvey
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The California Nebula - NGC 1499, 


            David McGarvey