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


Sky plot

Sky plot


California Nebula - NGC 1499, 


            Angelo F. Gambino