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NGC1499 - California Nebula

Date: 6/25/11
Shot over 7 evenings, 11/27, 12/08, 12/13, 12/24, 12/25, 1/1/11, 1/3/11

Exposure: Mapped in near-true-Color.
13 x 30 Min Ha @-30C
20,20,20 Calibration frames

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

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

Polar Alignment: Polar Scope 0nly

NGC1499California NebulaEric ChesakEl PasoML11002FSQ106ED