The California Nebula


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Catalog
Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
J. Thibert
NGC 1499
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
12-30-2005
Description

This image is a cooperative 25 hour effort and displays some blue nebulous area that is either reflection nebula or perhaps dust.  We have not noted this feature in other examples of this object or reference to it in the literature.  Collective work on the processing of this image leads us to believe this is not a gradient or flat induced phenomenon but is in fact real, and perhaps brought out by the use of long subframes (90 min Ha) and the long total integration time for this image.

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Technical Details
Exposure Time:
HaR-RGB (810, 180, 180, 180 minutes) with 90 min Ha subs
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
Takahashi FSQ106N
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
© 2014 J. Thibert
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