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



    
        

            Marco Gulino
California Nebula
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California Nebula

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California Nebula, 



    
        

            Marco Gulino
California Nebula
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California Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100 ED f/5.5 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM40

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 365Astronomy 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI178MM

Software: PixInsight  ·  GuLinux.net AstroPhoto Plus

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance


Dates:Nov. 4, 2020

Frames: 61x300" (5h 5')

Integration: 5h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 18.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.83%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3982716

RA center: 04h01m06s

DEC center: +36°2718

Pixel scale: 2.015 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 169.998 degrees

Field radius: 1.758 degrees


Resolution: 5371x3257

Locations: Ealing, London, London, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

California nebula under London Sky.

Conditions weren't exactly ideal: light pollution, obviously, then clouds rolled in just when I was ready to start my sequence, shortening capture time by a couple of hours.

Also, the nearly full moon was very close to the target, causing some nasty reflections on the (now cropped out) border of the image.

Overall I'm quite satisfied by the result though, the Optolong L-Enhance filter seems to be doing a really great job.

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California Nebula, 



    
        

            Marco Gulino

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