NGC 1499, California Nebula in Perseus

 

NGC1499

Object:
NGC 1499, California Nebula in Perseus
Coordinates:
RA = 04h 03m, DEC = +36 22'
Telescope:
Televue NP-101 (4-inch f/5.4 APO refractor)
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Stellarvue S80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device)
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider with PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
QSI 583ws
Filters/Exposures:
This is a 2-tile mosaic comprised of eight 15-minute exposures each tile through an Astrodon 5nm Ha filter.  The exposures were stacked, stitched and blended in MaximDL.  Curve adjustments were done in Photoshop.
Shooting Location:
Virginia Beach, VA
Date/Time:
29 December 2011 (right half), and 01 January 2012 (left half)
Comments: