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California Nebula - NGC 1499, 


            Angelo F. Gambino
California Nebula - NGC 1499
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California Nebula - NGC 1499

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 80ED Refractor APO

Imaging cameras: ASI 1600MM Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MC Color

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Reducer & Flattener

Software: KStars Ekos/INDI  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripely

Filters: ZWO OIII 7nm  ·  ZWO H-alpha 7nm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 1,25" Mini Filters Wheel

Dates:Dec. 16, 2019Jan. 2, 2020

ZWO H-alpha 7nm: 12x300" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 3x3
ZWO OIII 7nm: 12x300" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 3x3

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~100

Flat darks: ~100

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 13.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3192713

RA center: 4h 0' 7"

DEC center: +36° 23' 45"

Pixel scale: 4.503 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.208 degrees

Field radius: 1.144 degrees

Resolution: 1079x1477

Data source: Backyard


The California Nebula taken in narrow band (H-alpha and OIII filters) and arranged in the HOO palette.
Image entirely taken from the light polluted centre of the city of Palermo (Sicily, Italy).



Angelo F. Gambino
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California Nebula - NGC 1499, 


            Angelo F. Gambino