NGC1499 - The California Nebula - in Perseus

California Nebula

Emission Nebula in Perseus- NGC1499
Apogee U16M w Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus
Paramount ME guided with an ST-402 and eFinder
15 x 10 min in H-Alpha; 8 x 5min RGB
Acquired in CCDSoft5
Darks, Flats, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels and curves in PS CS4
Minor sharpening 
Noise Reduction via Reduce Noise

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Flesherton, Ontario
August 29 and Sept 11 2010