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NGC 1499 - The California Nebula (HaRGB)
Around 1,000 L/Y away, stretching 100 L/Y long, lies the aptly named California Nebula in the constellation Perseus. The name was given due to its resemblance to the outline of the US State of California.
An emission type nebula, its vibrant glow of H-Alpha gasses is likely caused by the hot blue star XI Persei ('Menkib') near its center.
Shot in H-Alpha and RGB
Ha 7nm: 40 frames of 300 sec. each (ISO1600)
RGB: 94 frames of 120 sec. each (ISO1600)
Canon 6D Mod / WO RedCat51
ASIAIR PRO / iOptron CEM25P
ZWO ASI120MM-s / ZWO 30F4
AstroPixelProcessor: Calibrate, register
Pixinsight: Edit, stretch, curves and additional enhancing
PS: Annotate, export
Central Arava Region, Israel (Bortle 3)