NGC1499 - The California Nebula

    Exposure Details
    Lens Astro Tech AT65EDQ w/80mm 2" extension tube for focus
    Focal Length 420mm
    Focal Ratio F6.5
    Mount Takahashi NJP
    Guiding Orion Magnificient Mini Autoguider
    Camera Hutech Modified Canon 6D using Baader 7nm HA filter
    Exposure 57 lights at 600 seconds each - 9.5 hours total exposure
    Calibration 30 darks, 40 flats, 200 bias
    Date November 28th of the year 2014
    Temperature 8 degrees C
    SQM Reading Really Bad......this was taken from my backyard which lies in a polluted red zone
    Seeing Good
    Location Fort Worth, TX
    Software Used Backyard EOS, PixInsight, PHD Guiding
    Notes This was first light for the Hutech Modified Canon 6D. I was unsure how the noise characteristics of this camera would hold up using Ha filters in light polluted skies. Needless to say, I'm very impressed and this picture came out much better than I had imagined. Hopefully I can add color to this next year.


© 2017 Astrophotography by Jerry Gardner