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NGC 1499 - The California Nebula

The California Nebula (a.k.a. NGC 1499) in Perseus is relatively close by, about 1000 light years distant. It can be glimpsed visually through a telescope at a dark site with the aid of an Hydrogen-beta filter.

Narrowband

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Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (remote guide head)
Takahashi EM-200
H-Alpha: 6x20 minutes
Oxygen-III: 11x20 minutes
Sulfur-II: 10x20 minutes
Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools


HaRGB

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Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (self-guided)
Hutech LPS Filter
H-Alpha: 120 minutes (15 minute subs)
R:50, G:50, B:50 (5 minute subs)
Processed in Maxim/DL and Photoshop
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools Actions


H-Alpha

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