Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  NGC 1499
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NGC 1499 - California Nebula - Sep/Nov 2020 v3 Bicolor, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
NGC 1499 - California Nebula - Sep/Nov 2020 v3 Bicolor
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NGC 1499 - California Nebula - Sep/Nov 2020 v3 Bicolor

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 100ED APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Esprit 100 F5.5 flattener

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2021  ·  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Cartes du Ciel

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance 2"


Dates:Sept. 18, 2020Sept. 19, 2020Nov. 6, 2020Nov. 7, 2020Nov. 12, 2020Nov. 20, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eNhance 2": 70x900" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 17.5 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~95

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 12.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.59%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.40

Temperature: 5.80


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4044406

RA center: 4h 1' 9"

DEC center: +36° 31' 4"

Pixel scale: 1.724 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.155 degrees

Field radius: 1.172 degrees


Resolution: 4036x2768

Locations: Dellbrück, Köln, NW, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Took two months to gather enough photons for this one, clear skies were rare.
Bicolor processing.

Boostet colors and nebula details in v3 (B), comments on which version is better are highly welcome. ;-)

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    NGC 1499 - California Nebula - Sep/Nov 2020 v3 Bicolor, 



    
        

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    B

B

Description: v3 - boosted color and structure details in nebula

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NGC 1499 - California Nebula - Sep/Nov 2020 v3 Bicolor, 



    
        

            Martin Junius