<< Back to gallery


Mark Germani

Location of Photo:

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date/Time of photo:

14 Dec 2022 · 18 Jan 2023 · 20 Jan 2023


William Optics ZenithStar 61, Canon EOS 600D (modified), iOptron CEM26, Optolong L-eXtreme & L-Pro


NGC 1499, the "California Nebula" is an emission nebula in Perseus. I imaged it over several nights with an HaOIII filter (4+ hours integration) and added an hour of RGB stars. and I was pleasantly surprised with the brightness and detail in this nebula . This was processed entirely in Pixinsight without bringing it into Photoshop, including painting out the halo and artifacts around Menkib.