Jenny's California Nebula

The California Nebula in Perseus, NGC1499, is an emission nebula five times the size of the full moon, about 1000 light years away. This shot is named for my sister on her birthday! I've wanted to capture it for a while, but waited until late in the season when it's low in the sky for a good view. This is my first image with data from multiple nights stacked, 36' of exposure from the evening of March 19 at Bad Wolf Ranch, and 99 minutes form the evening of 2021-03-26 from Willow House in Terlingua. RedCat 250/51mm telescope, Baader SkyGlow filter, and ZWO ASI 533MC camera cooled to -10.

Images stacked and processed in PixInsight, noise reduction in Topaz DeNoise, and final exposure and crop in Photoshop.

Content created: 2021-04-02




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