My attempts at astro imaging

NGC1499 – The California Nebula


Took this last night, it’s just over 3hrs of 10 minute subs and was the first time I used my William Optics ZS70 (70mm ED Doublet scope).

The California Nebula is so named as it resembles the state of the same name and is an area of glowing Hydrogen gas (Ha or Hydrogen Alpha), this gas is glowing due to the massive amount of UV radiation coming from the nearby star Xi Persei (As you might guess, NGC1499 is located in the constellation of Perseus).

 

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