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Unmodded DSLR Test – California Nebula

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NGC 1499 - The California Nebula ES ED80 Canon Xsi unmodded (54) 3 Min Frames @ iso 1600 Stacked with Darks in DSS, Processed in PS CS5   When I shot the North American Nebula, my astro-buddies said things like "Wow your unmodded Xsi picks up a lot of red" and I thought, hey, maybe I can hold off on an expensive and intrusive mod to my precious Canon.  All of those thoughts disappeared as I began to process my photo of NGC 1499 yesterday. This nebula doesn't even EXIST with an unmodded dslr!  I suppose the photo above shows a pleasant mix of coloured stars and faint…