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NGC 1499, The California Nebula, in Narrowband

This Borg 77EDII is just too much fun with the large narrowband objects.  Combining the f/4.3 focal ratio with 2×2 binning on the ST-8300, I can get a ton of data in a short time.  This image was taken over a single night (2/9).

NGC 1499 is also known as the California Nebula.  I’ve chosen to orient the image differently, but you can see the California shape if you turn your head to the side.  It’s a huge object at over 2 degrees across.  That’s more than the width of four full moons.

NGC 1499, The California Nebula

Image data:

Exposures:  15 x 600s Ha, 10 x 600s O-III, 10 x 600s S-II, a total of 5h 50m

Software:  guiding by PHD, stacking in DeepSkyStacker, processing in Photoshop CS3

Telescope:  Borg 77EDII w/ f/4.3 reducer

Camera:  SBIG ST-8300M with Baader narrowband filters

Mount:  CGEM

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