Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  California Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 354  ·  IC 360  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  NGC 1499  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  The star 40Per  ·  The star Atik (ζPer)  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Pleione (28Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau  ·  The star ξPer  ·  The star οPer
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Pleiades (M45) to The California Nebula (NGC 1499) - Widefield, 



    
        

            Doug Griffith
Pleiades (M45) to The California Nebula (NGC 1499) - Widefield
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Pleiades (M45) to The California Nebula (NGC 1499) - Widefield

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

Imaging cameras: Nikon D810

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: StarField 60mm Guidescope 215mm FL

Guiding cameras: Altair Astro GPCAM2 290 Mono

Software: PixInsight 1.8.5  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CC 2018

Accessory: Celestron Red Dot Finder


Dates:Nov. 30, 2019

Frames: 42x300"

Integration: 3.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.41%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3623265

RA center: 3h 55' 8"

DEC center: +30° 7' 1"

Pixel scale: 26.588 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.384 degrees

Field radius: 9.064 degrees


Resolution: 2048x1353

Locations: Solar Site, Beckwith Township, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

The plan was to capture the wonderful interstellar dust field between the M45 reflection nebula (blue) and the H-alpha rich emission nebula (red) known as The California Nebula.

A previous attempt was thwarted by my choice of lens. It was an excellent short telephoto for daytime use, but the colour fringing when used for Astrophotography was appalling.

I am quite please with this result; but as opinions may vary, I will leave it to the individual viewer to pass judgement.

Seeing 2/5.

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Pleiades (M45) to The California Nebula (NGC 1499) - Widefield, 



    
        

            Doug Griffith