NGC 1499 the California nebula | steve coates

Photographer
steve coates
Email
stevencoates_pa@cox.net
Location of photo
Ocalam Florida
Date/Time of photo
Imaged November 8 and December 1, 2012 from Ocala, Florida
Equipment
Orion 80mm EON (FL 480mm) Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG QSI 683 ws Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB filters Baader 7 nm Ha filter
Description
Emission nebulas are areas of star formation. The red glow is from ionized Hydrogen atoms that have become excited from the surrounding "new-born" stars. The dark areas are bands of dense dust.
Website
http://coatesastrophotography.com/p840667703/h4dcc0c10#h4dcc0c10