The California Nebula
CCD Image
This CCD image was taken with an SBIG ST8E camera.  It is the combination of 10, 5-minute exposures with a red filter, then 5 red, 5 green and 10 blue, the last three binned 2 x2 (RRGB).  The images were processed using MaxIm DL and Photoshop. It was shot through a Tak 106.

The image was taken from Hidden Valley Observatory, on my property in Soquel, overlooking the Monterey Bay in California.