Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  California nebula  ·  IC2005  ·  NGC 1499  ·  NGC1499  ·  Sh2-220
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NGC1499 - California Nebula in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Tim Hutchison
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NGC1499 - California Nebula in Narrowband

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC1499 - California Nebula in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Tim Hutchison
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NGC1499 - California Nebula in Narrowband

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

Mounts: 10Micron GM1000HPS

Software: StarKeeper.it Voyager  ·  Pleaides Astrophoto Pixinsight 1.8.6 Ripley

Filters: Chroma technology OIII 3nm 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma technology Ha 3nm 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma technology SII 3nm 50mm Unmounted


Frames:
Chroma technology Ha 3nm 50mm Unmounted: 30x600" (5h) (gain: 60.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma technology OIII 3nm 50mm Unmounted: 30x600" (5h) (gain: 60.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma technology SII 3nm 50mm Unmounted: 30x600" (5h) (gain: 60.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 15h

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~50

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 3971874

RA center: 4h 0' 16"

DEC center: +36° 29' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.772 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -10.336 degrees

Field radius: 1.086 degrees


Resolution: 8828x4993

Locations: Home, GIBSONIA, PA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC1499 - The California nebula lies in the constellation of Perseus at a declination of 36° 25' and 1000 - 1500 light years from Earth. It lies in the Orion arm of the milky way. The nebula is much larger than I can capture in a single frame with my FOV.

A slight mishap with the rotation of my camera caused me to have to crop this a bit, but I'm still quite happy with the framing on the final image. With the strong signal in all three channels, I decided to leave a bit more of the green channel in to accent the different regions. The lovely colors and structure have me thinking of doing a mosaic to capture the entire region...

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