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California Nebula (SHO), 



    
        

            Charles Bonafilia
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California Nebula (SHO)

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California Nebula (SHO), 



    
        

            Charles Bonafilia
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California Nebula (SHO)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM ASI174mm

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Chroma SII 3nm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 7x2"  ·  ASIair Pro



Astrometry.net job: 4111603

RA center: 3h 59' 53"

DEC center: +36° 29' 54"

Pixel scale: 2.793 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.269 degrees

Field radius: 1.266 degrees


Resolution: 2050x2535

Data source: Backyard

Description

Located about 1,000 light-years from Earth, the nebula looks more than a little like the Golden State when viewed by visible-light telescopes: It is long and narrow, bending to the right near the bottom. The visible light comes from gas in the nebula being heated by a nearby, extremely massive star known as Xi Persei, or Menkib.

This image was shot over several nights from my backyard in San Diego, Ca.

82 x 600" (Ha)

55 x 600" (SII)

55 x 600" (OIII)

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California Nebula (SHO), 



    
        

            Charles Bonafilia