NEBULA PHOTOS

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY BY NICO CARVER

Image of NGC1499, SHO
SHO mapped to full color image. Click here or on the image above for full-size, 5000x3783px (10.4MB)
Image of NGC1499, Starless Tone Map
Tone Map. Click here or on the image above for full-size, 5000x3783px (10.1MB)
Image of NGC1499, Synthetic Combined Luminance
Combined, Synthetic Luminance. Click here or on the image above for full-size, 5000x3783px (10.1MB)

NGC1499

Object NGC1499; Sh2-220; "California Nebula"
Description NGC1499 is a large emission nebulae that I captured here with narrowband filters, a monochrome camera, and a camera lens with a focal length of 200mm. It was all shot from my light polluted backyard and front yard in Newark, DE. Tone mapped following J-P Metsavainio's procedure.
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NGC1499 by Nico Carver is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 Licesnse.
Acquisition Dates 11/11/17; 03/17/18; 03/18/18
Locations Backyard and front yard, Newark, DE
Optics Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM; f/2.8 for narrowband; f/4.5 for broadband
Mount Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera ZWO ASI-1600 MM-Cool (v3)
Filters Astrodon SII (3nm), Ha (5nm), OIII (3nm)
Guiding QHY 5Lii Mono and Orion 50mm guidescope
Gain 200
Cooling -20C
Integration Total: 5.4 hours; SII: 20x300"; Ha: 25x300"; OIII: 20x300"
Software Mount Control: EQMOD; Planetarium: Cartes Du Ciel; Acuisition: Sequence Generator Pro; Guiding: PHD2; Polar Alignment: QHY Polemaster; Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5 and Photoshop CS6
RA/DEC Center 60.221 degrees, 36.183 degrees
Orientation (E of N) 101 degrees
Links Flickr; Astrobin; WorldWideTelescope
NGC1499 in the WorldWideTelescope screenshot