The California Nebula


Active member
Nov 1, 2019
Hi there everybody,

I'm pretty new to the forum. It's also my first time imaging The California Nebula. It is larger than my camera's field of view. I imaged over 2 nights and still think I didn't get enough data. Trust me the small image that I'm posting does not truly reflect the large image. Let me know what you think.


Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Skyview Pro ED80EQ

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF-8300c

Mounts: Meade 12" LX200GPS

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Off-axis Guider

Guiding cameras: SBIG STic

Focal reducers: None

Software: MaximDL 5, PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Dates: November 19-20, 2020

Frames: 42x600s"

Integration: 7 hours

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New member
Nov 19, 2020
Was pleased to see your image and your equipment list. Same camera and OTA. Still working out the kinks as I jumped in over my head building an observatory. It is nearly complete so eagerly looking forward to some imaging this winter.