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Photographer:

Mike Keith

Email:

mikek314@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Estell Manor, NJ

Date/Time of photo:

Feb 27,28 2014

Equipment:

Explore Scientific 80ED telescope Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount Atik 460EX camera

Description:

This image of the California Nebula (NGC 1499) in Perseus consists of about 10 hours of exposure through three narrowband filters (H-alpha, O-III, and S-II) rendered as a color image using the Hubble palette (red=S-II, green=H-a, blue=O-III). Variations in the distribution of the three elements (Sulfur, Hydrogen and Oxygen) throughout the nebula give rise to this very colorful scene.

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