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Contains:  California nebula, NGC 1499, The star ξPer
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NGC 1499, 


            Attila Banto
NGC 1499

NGC 1499

Technical card

Resolution: 4308x2876 job: 865924

RA center: 60.232 degrees

DEC center: 36.627 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.768 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 162.193 degrees

Field radius: 1.272 degrees

Locations: Home, Brecksville, OH, United States


NGC 1499
California Nebula
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: 1000 ly
Description: It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of the US State of California on long exposure photographs. Its fluorescence is due to excitation of the Hβ line in the nebula by the nearby prodigiously energetic O7 star, xi Persei.



Attila Banto
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NGC 1499, 


            Attila Banto