Location of photoCedar City, Utah
Date/Time of photoFeb. 4, 2013
EquipmentCamera: Canon 1000d (Hap Griffen mod) ISO 800
Scope: Stellarvue SVR90T w/ 2" ATFF
Mount: Losmandy GM8 G2, Orion SSAG autoguided
FL: 630mm @ f/7, full frame no crop
Exposure: 160 minutes total integration time.
32x5 minute lights, 10 darks, 15 flats, 11 bias
Description The emission nebula NGC 1499 fills the frame. This large HII region stretches more than four times the size of the full moon. Layered Contrast Stretching (LCS) techniques as described in S&T's June 2011 issue were used in processing the final image.