celestial objects

NGC 1499

Ha 120

Tele Vue NP 127fli

ASA DDM 60 Pro

FLI ML 16200

 

Constellation Perseus

Ra 04:03:18.00

Dec +36:25:18.1

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. It is almost 2.5° long on the sky and, because of its very low surface brightness, it is extremely difficult to observe visually. It lies at a distance of about 1,000 light years from Earth.

NGC 1499

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