NGC1499 California nebula

NGC1499  California nebula

20 Oct 2010
Object name: NGC1499 California nebula
Apparent RA: 04 03 14.4  Apparent Dec: +36 21 33
Constellation: Perseus

A very bright moon dominated the evening, so I went for a brighter target in with the 6nm hydrogen alpha filter and the 135mm SLR lens on the 285 chipped Artemis camera. Came out a lot better than I expected considering the bright moon!

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Captured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, combined in maxim, thuggery in photoshop. Total integration time 5.6 Hours

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector Ha 17x1200s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

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