NGC1499 - "California Nebula"

Lenses: Nikon ED 180/2.8 (Ha); Nikon ED300/4.5 (color)
Cameras: Atik 16HR for Ha images (Astrodon 12nm filter); Canon 400D (Hap Griffin modified); A second set of images was taken at the Northwoods Star Party with a Hutech modified Canon XS; Raw capture at ISO800 for color images
Exposures: 5 @ 5 min. (Ha); 15 @ 5 min. and 12 @ 5 min. (color)
Mount: : Losmandy G-11 w/Gemini; Orion Sirius mount for Northwoods Pics
Guiding: Orion SSAG on 300mm Komura lens
Processing:: Ha images were focused, calibrated, and combined using MaxIm CCD; Color images were focused, converted, calibrated, and combined in ImagesPlus. The two images were aligned using RegiStar and the composite image was combined and adjusted (Levels, Curves) in Photoshop CS2. A second color image was added (Soft Light) in Photoshop.
Location: My backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota & Northwoods Starfest near Fall Creek, WI (on 8/22/09)
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