Imaging telescope or lens: Stellarvue SV70T
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Guiding telescope or lens: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope ZWO 60mm Guidescope
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2
Focal reducer: Stellarvue SV70T Focal Reducer
Integration: 7.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 24.02 days
Avg. Moon phase: 32.90%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00
Astrometry.net job: 1890295
RA center: 60.143 degrees
DEC center: 36.504 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.078 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 19.806 degrees
Field radius: 1.626 degrees
Locations: Backyard Red Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States
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 can be observed with a Hβ filter (isolates the Hβ line at 486 nm) in a rich-field telescope under dark skies. It lies at a distance of about 1,000 light years from Earth. Its fluorescence is due to excitation of the Hβ line in the nebula by the nearby prodigiously energetic O7 star, xi Persei.
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