NGC 1499

NGC 1499

The California Nebula as this is commonly called is located in the constellation of Perseus. The entire nebula resembles the state of California giving rise to the nickname. This image was shot using a narrowband filter allowing only a narrow portion of red light to pass through the filter. The image is a two frame mosaic taken using the Apogee U16M.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @f7.7 Designation: NGC 1499
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Constellation: Cepheus
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 10 hours, 15 x 20 minute subs per frame Position: R.A. 04 hr 03 min , Dec +360 23'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 16-18 November 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1Oasys Location:Deerlick Astronomy Village