NGC1499 California Nebula in Halpha

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Taken on October 15,, 2005 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Pentax Takumar 200mm f/4 medium format camera lens

Finger Lakes Cm10XME imaging camera operated at -26C

Finger Lakes DF2 Digital Focuser

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Takahashi FCT-76 guide scope

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom made camera mounting frame 

Custom Scientific 3nm Ha filter (50mm unmounted)

nine exposures of 20 minutes for Halpha

Three hours total exposure time

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