NGC 1499 - California Nebula by humphreyhippo

NGC 1499 - California Nebula

Taken last night with the first clear skies for ages!
This is a rare thing. It's both an astro pic that I'm quite pleased with, and a nebula which actually looks like the thing it's named after.
It's also the first astro image I've done with the Samyang 135mm and it's seems to be doing OK.

NGC 1499 is an emission nebula (so a good target for an astro-modded camera) and is about 1000 light years from earth. Pretty mad to think when this light left it, Vikings were invading and King Cnut was on the throne (aka Canute - the chap who tried to command the tide not to come in - allegedly).

Notes to self:
Lights - 175 x 60s (2hr 52 min integration time)
Flats - 28
Darks - 17
Bias - 52
No moon!
Stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop following Backyard Astro's DSO image processing tutorial.
Very impressive!
November 19th, 2020  
November 19th, 2020  
Wonderful pic!
November 19th, 2020  
November 20th, 2020  
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