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California Nebula (NGC 1499) - HaRGB, 


            Marco Rapino
California Nebula (NGC 1499) - HaRGB
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California Nebula (NGC 1499) - HaRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 102mm ED APO triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600GT

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6 goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290mini

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixinsIght  ·  Adobe Lightroom 2019 CC

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm

Dates:Dec. 4, 2020Dec. 7, 2020

130x120" (gain: 200.00) -10C
Astronomik Ha 6nm: 50x300" (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.5 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Flat darks: ~15

Bias: ~80

Avg. Moon age: 20.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.99%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean SQM: 18.50

Mean FWHM: 2.50

Temperature: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4077340

RA center: 4h 1' 12"

DEC center: +36° 30' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.543 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 319.219 degrees

Field radius: 0.693 degrees

Resolution: 8095x4360

Locations: Home, Lanciano, Italy

Data source: Backyard


The gorgeous California nebula captured from my city sky with SQM 19! This time using a borrowed ASI 294 MC for the RGB data and the ASI 1600 GT for the Ha using a 6nm Astronomik filter.



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California Nebula (NGC 1499) - HaRGB, 


            Marco Rapino