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NGC 1499: The California Nebula, 



    
        

            Glenn Diekmann
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NGC 1499: The California Nebula

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NGC 1499: The California Nebula, 



    
        

            Glenn Diekmann
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NGC 1499: The California Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV102T

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO CP4

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM Mini

Focal reducers: Starizona Apex ED L 0.65x Reducer/Flattener

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Lightroom Classic CC  ·  PHD2  ·  Starkeeper Software Voyager

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5 nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 5 nm  ·  Astrodon SII 5 nm


Dates:Jan. 9, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5 nm: 153x240" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon OIII 5 nm: 143x240" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon SII 5 nm: 145x240" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 29.4 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Astrometry.net job: 4190351

RA center: 4h 0' 5"

DEC center: +36° 30' 4"

Pixel scale: 2.036 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.686 degrees

Field radius: 1.351 degrees


Resolution: 3961x2674

Data source: Backyard

Description

I've always wanted to do this one. This is the second image produced with my new ASI294MM Pro camera, Starizona Apex ED L reducer, and Astrodon 5 nm filters. It was a fun one to process because there is so much structure within the nebula. I chose the HSO color palette rather than my usual SHO because the resulting colors enhance the flame-like appearance of the nebula. Thanks for looking.

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NGC 1499: The California Nebula, 



    
        

            Glenn Diekmann