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Observatory Parameters
May 27
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
18:35 04:54
NGC1499 My first attempt at combined RGB/Ha imaging. Frames: Astronomik 12nm Ha: 48x100" ISO1600 Location: Chiefland Observers, Chiefland, Florida, United States
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California Nebula, Astrophotography by allen456


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Canon EF 200mm 2.8 L II USM
  • Imaging camera: Canon EOS 450D / Digi Rebel XSi / Kiss X2
  • Mount: Takahashi EM200
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Antares 7x50 right angle finder
  • Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Lodestar
  • Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD EOS Clip
    Astronomik 12nm Ha
  • Processed with: Photoshop CS3
    Software Bisque TheSky6
    PHD guiding
    O'Telescope BackyardEOS

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Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 3,000 x 2,400 pixels
  • Image Scale: 5.400 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 4º 29' 58''
  • RA Center: 4h 01m 57s
  • DEC Center: 36º 28' 28''
  • Orientation: 90.621 degrees E of N

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