[IMAGE] – NGC1499 (California Nebula)

Primary Name: NGC1499
Alternate names: California Nebula
Object Type: Emission Nebula
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: 1000 Light years
Coordinates: RA: 04h 03m 18.00s , Dec: +36° 25′ 18.0″
Links: WikiSky, Wikipedia, NED, Telescopious, AstroBin 

Capture Details:
Dates:Nov. 7, 2020
Frames: 49x180"
Integration: 2.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 21.09 days
Avg. Moon phase: 61.12%

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon 300mm f4.5 AI Nikon 300mm f4.5 AI
Imaging cameras: Nikon d5300
Mounts: iOptron Skyguider Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics UniGuide 32mm
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120mm mini
Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool Apt, PixInsight

Session Details:
This was the night I thought I would get my auto-guiding working but sadly only after I had imaged this target. This is a pretty dim object, especially with an unmodified camera so I was not expecting much. So it was quite a surprise when I plate-solved my way to the target and saw a dim shape in the test shot. 

Individual subs however, didn't reveal much and I was not really expecting to get much of an image. This is definitely not my best image and there is a lot to improve, but for one of my first images (also unguided) with an un-modified camera, I will take it
AstroBin: https://www.astrobin.com/hn3vw4/B/?nc=user

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