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NGC1499 - The California Nebula

Date: 1/27/10, 12/08/10, 12/13/10, 12/24/10, 12/25/10, 1/1/11, 1/3/11

This is a combination of 7 night of data, Mapped in Near-True-Color.
15 x 30 min SII
13 x 30 Min Ha
7 x 30 Min OIII
60 x 1 Min RGB (20 Each)
Calibration 20,20,20

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED with CAA
Mount: Losmandy Ovision G11 Gemini
Guider: Meade DSI Pro through Astrodon MMOAG, with 2 Px Dither
CCD: Finger Lakes Instruments ML11002 CCD, with 65mm shutter
Fiter Wheel: Finger Lakes Instruments CFW-2-7
Filters: Baader 50.8mm LRGB, Ha & OIII

Software: MaximDL, Registar, Photoshop CS3 with Carboni & GXT
Location: Light polluted back yard in El Paso, Texas

Polar Alignment: Polar Scope Only

NCG1499 California NebulaEric ChesakEl PasoFSQ ML11002G11 GeminiOvisionHalphaOIIISII