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Contains:  46 ksi Per, California nebula, IC2005, Menkib, NGC 1499, NGC1499, Sh2-220, The star ξPer
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NGC 1499 - California (SII - Ha - OIII), 


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NGC 1499 - California (SII - Ha - OIII)

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Dates:Jan. 27, 2020

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.42% job: 3210880

RA center: 4h 1' 2"

DEC center: +36° 27' 0"

Pixel scale: 3.990 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -83.677 degrees

Field radius: 1.431 degrees

Resolution: 2119x1534

Locations: UGG-419 Observatory, Canada, Canada

Data source: Backyard


NGC 1499 using SHO color palette, a mustard version. The final version I prefer is HSO, Version C.

The color channels are:
Red channel : (60% S-II + 40% Ha)
Green channel: (30% S-II + 30% Ha + 40% O-III)
Blue channel: (100% O-III)

Version C color channels are:
Red channel: Ha
Green channel: S-II
Blue channel: O-III

This project is now completed. I must say, it is much easier to process monochrome data than one shot color data. This image has had minimum processing, the simpler the better for me.
Looking back, perhaps, I should have shifted the color channels, by 3 to 5 pixels as the edges of some stars are not perfect. Next time, I will.

I am not a fan of the 'mustard' color, however, my goal was to produce SHO images.
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NGC 1499 - California (SII - Ha - OIII), 


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