Horsehead NGC1499
The California Nebula

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Date: November 16, 2001 (Reprocessed 05/22/03)
Exposure: RGB : 30:30:30 6 x 300s R, G, B
Processing: MaxIm for Image calibration,(10 flats, dark subtracted and median combined, 10 bias frames median combined, 10-300s darks median combined, alignment, and normalization. Photoshop for final adjustment of levels and curves and jpg conversion.
Conditions: Average, Mag 3-4 Skies
Scope: Vixen 102mm Flourite, f/9 (2.02 arcsec/pixel)
Camera: SBIG ST-8E/CFW-8, -35°
Comments: This was taken during some testing I was working on for the CI700 worms. I had found a tight spot and the adjustment was to try and eliminate it as well as some excessive backlash in DEC. For this portion of the sky, it seemed to work fairly well.