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Hi all, Back from one of the best Kielder weeks I can remember, and I've been to them all. Of the 6 nights I was there I managed to image on 5 of them for a least a few hours. Bliss. I decided to have a go at the Californian Nebula with 30 minutes subs all round. A bit if a response to Sara ( Swag72 ) attempting to steal all the photons from Spain The first night I got 13 x 30 minutes of Ha. That felt like a long time as I started with NGC1499 just on the tree line and continued well past meridian. Nights 2, 3 and 4 had a touch of milkyness at times and a few very small blobs of cloud passing so stopped imaging to let them through. These were all the OIII subs. I got 11 but had to throw one out. The framing, as you can see, should have been with the camera at 90*. Unfortunately it's bolted hard down and can't be easily moved. Ah well. A little is cropped off the bottom just for visual balance. Moravian G2 8300, Astrodon 5nm Ha and OIII, 250mm f4 camera lens at f4, DMK guider, EM200 mount. MaximDL, PS, Registar. 21 flats, 50 bias and no darks. I've looked around at a few Californian images and think I've got more Ha then normal but less OIII ! Maybe I didn't stretch it as much as some. I've looked at it enough now so will post before I mess it up by over doing things, Dave.