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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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California Nebula (Sh2-220, NGC1499), 





    
        

            Bill
California Nebula (Sh2-220, NGC1499)

California Nebula (Sh2-220, NGC1499)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Stellarvue SV080ST-25FT

Imaging camera:Canon 6D modified

Mount:iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescope or lens:Stellarvue F050G

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI120MM-S

Software:PixInsight Core 1.8

Filter:Hutech HEUIBII-EOSF

Resolution: 5313x3433

Dates:Sept. 30, 2019Oct. 1, 2019

Frames: 93x300" ISO1600

Integration: 7.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.51%

Mean SQM: 21.70

Temperature: 8.00

Astrometry.net job: 3108379

RA center: 3h 59' 57"

DEC center: +36° 21' 50"

Pixel scale: 2.758 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.149 degrees

Field radius: 2.423

Locations: Cabin, Almont, Colorado, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

The California Nebula (NGC 1499, Sharpless 220) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. Within the Orion Arm of our Galaxy, most estimates place the nebula about 1500 light years away. The rich hydrogen red color actually comes from the energy of a blue star, known as Xi Persei. I was able to capture this image in October during a stretch of clear skies while on vacation. Here is my version of the California Nebula:

Canon 6D modified
ISO 1600
93 x 300 sec
SV80ST at 480 mm f/6
CEM60

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California Nebula (Sh2-220, NGC1499), 





    
        

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