Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on October 5th, 2008.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
Skywatcher ED80 @ f/7.5, Canon EOS 300D 16x480sec @ ISO800
Guiding with Maksutov 90/1250 + QHY5 guiding camera (PHD Guiding)
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0LE, Photoshop CS3
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS2
The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of the US State of California on long exposure photographs.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Nebula