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The California Nebula
22-OCT-2010

The California Nebula

The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus.
It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of the US State of California on long exposure photographs.
It is almost 2.5 long on the sky and, because of its very low surface brightness,
it is extremely difficult to observe visually.
It lies at a distance of about 1,000 light years from Earth.(WIKI)

75 minutes of exposure (15x5 minutes)
8" F/2.8 Boren-Simon POWERNEWT Astrograph
Orion Starshoot Pro 2 camera (color)
EQ6 Pro with PHD guiding

Orion SSDSI

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