NGC1499 – California Nebula


Can’t believe it, first DSO in over 3 years, though I have managed a load of solar work in the meantime.

NGC1499 is an emission nebula situated in Perseus.  

It is a very low surface brightness object (Magnitude 6) which emits in Ha and Hb.  The image below was taken using a Baader 7nm H alpha filter.  Imaged with an SXVR H36 camera operating at -15C, taken through a Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4 scope mounted to a Paramount MX+.  This is a new setup for me so still on a slow learning curve with the software.

Image consists of 8×10 minute Ha subs and calibrated with 8 darks 20 flats and bias frames.

Thanks for looking