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Rian-Pascal Bergen

Psalm 111:1-10

NGC 1499, or California Nebula, Taken 20211113-20211115

20211113-20211115 NGC 1499 - California Nebula

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I've always wanted to take an up-close image of the California Nebula. It’s a super cool target with a lot of detailed variations, several darker dust clouds, and even some fainter outer bands. Definitely could improve on the star colors, but I will leave that for next year.


Telescope/Lens: Meade 70 mm Series 6000 Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor

Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO

Guiding Scope: ZWO Mini Guide Scope

Guiding Camera: ZWO ASI290MM

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6R-Pro

Filters: Chroma 2" LRGB, Chroma 2" H-Alpha (3nm), Chroma 2" OIII (3nm)

Accessories: ZWO EFW 7x2", Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox, Astrozap AstroStrap 70mm Dew Heater

Software: N.I.N.I, PHD2, Deep Sky Stacker, Adobe Photoshop 2021, StarNet++

Storage Devices and Computers used are not mentioned here.

Location, Weather, and Acquisition

All data was taken from my Bortel 4 backyard. Location was within a 15-mile radius of Comer, Georgia (USA) (34.0637° N, 83.1254° W). Weather data was not recorded. Some Acquisition Data may be missing.

Date Temperature Humidity Average Moon Phase
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-14N/AN/AWaxing Gibbous (73.3%)
2021-11-14 - 2021-11-15N/AN/AWaxing Gibbous (81.7%)

Date Filter F-Ratio Gain/ISO Exposure Time Number of Exposures
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-15H-Alphaf/5Gain 139, Offset 2130056
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-15Rf/5Gain 139, Offset 213007
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-15Gf/5Gain 139, Offset 213009
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-15Bf/5Gain 139, Offset 213009

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