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California Nebula

NGC 1499

Telescope : Takahashi FSQ 106EDX3

Camera : ZWO ASI 2600MM Pro CMOS

Mount : Paramount MX


Focal length : 387mm

Fov : 3.48° x 2.32°

Image Scale : 2.00 arcsec/pixel


Observatory : RoboScopes

Filters: Antlia 50mm LRGBSHO all 3nm

S=51x4m H=38x4m O=51x4m

Integration: 9h20m

RA: 04h00m09s

Dec : +36°3525

Tak FSQ106 robocopes

A favourite deep-sky target of astrophotographers is NGC 1499, the California Nebula. The California Nebula is found in the Orion Arm of our Milky Way galaxy, and has been given its informal nickname because its shape resembles the outline of the US state of California. It is a large emission nebula stretching across almost 2.5 degrees of the night sky in the constellation Perseus, with an apparent magnitude of 6.0 and lies approximately 1,000 light-years away. It is very well imaged in broadband filters as well as the narrowband Hubble palette seen here.

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