Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star 42Per  ·  The star 50Per  ·  The star ξPer
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NGC 1499, 


            Christian Kussberger
NGC 1499
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NGC 1499

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon 135mm f2.8 Ai Nikkor

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF8300C

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CC 2019  ·  Colormancer Boundary Noise Reduction  ·  Astronomy Tools Actions Set by ProDigital Software 1.6  ·  Incanus APT Astro Photography tool  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: ZWO Duo-Band

Dates:Jan. 10, 2021

Frames:ZWO Duo-Band: 50x90" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 26.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4145486

RA center: 4h 1' 34"

DEC center: +36° 0' 7"

Pixel scale: 8.245 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.908 degrees

Field radius: 4.453 degrees

Resolution: 3132x2305

Locations: Balkon, Ansbach 91522, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Hello astro friends,

this is my first attempt with my new (old analog) Nikon 135mm f2.8 lens. The primary aim was to operate the SBIG with one lens. I've always failed so far. Until yesterday, I had a picture right away. Just focus a little manually and I was able to take the first test shots.
The old lenses are still worth the money. Full metal housing, nothing wobbles, aperture ring snaps into place and the focus ring can be moved very easily.
I'm looking forward to the next pictures. Next I'll try the M42 and IC434.
Clear sky and stay healthy
Greetings Christian