NGC 1499 - California Nebula


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Bright Nebula Perseus 4h00.7 +36°37 145' x 40' 6 1000 ly

The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located in constellation Perseus. It has an apparent angle of about 2.5° (about 5 times the full moon) and low surface brightness.
The bright star towards south is Menkib (Xi Persei), visible with naked eye.

NGC 1499 - California nebula color image

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Dec 30, 2019 Canon 200mm F2.8 n.a. 15x30 DDP Image sampling: 8"/pixel