Did you know that you can see California from the Oregon coast? Here is NGC1499, the California Nebula, straight from the roof of my garage in Newport.
I reprocessed the data from a previous shoot and love the results! Did you know that you can see California from the Oregon coast? Here is NGC1499, the California Nebula, straight from the roof of my garage in Newport.
WLike a billowing blanket let down across the sky, this textured red streak is NGC1499, the California Nebula. It sprawls across 2.5 degrees of sky due east of M45.
West of the Pleiades is a red streak that spans 2.5 degrees of sky. NGC1499 is the designation for an emission nebula that emits mostly in a set of narrow Hydrogen bands. Named for its distinct shape, this is the California Nebula.
Capturing the rare proximity of Mars to M45, the Pleiades.
This picture is just a small part of the California-shaped NGC1499, a faint nebula that requires lots of exposure and/or narrowband filters to truly appreciate.
The basics of astrophotography from image acquisition, polar alignment, guiding, and calibration through image processing.
2023-05-31 00:00:00 +0000
Collage of planets, galaxies, nebulae, and more that I captured in 2022. From Saturn and Andromeda to Thor's Helmet and the Milky Way.
2022-12-20 00:00:00 +0000
Hold on to your hats! We're going for a ride. 2023 was a breakout year for my astrophotography as I had my first access to dark sites, refined my Milky Way technique, got closer to the moon and started working with planets, processed my first comet, made my first solar filter to take solar shots, and a lot of new and improved targets with the addition of narrowband filters.
2023-12-14 00:00:00 +0000