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


            Gabe Shaughnessy
The California Nebula

The California Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3274x2628

Dates:Nov. 30, 2017Dec. 19, 2017

Ha 3nm: 7x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2: 13x5" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.78% job: 2365479

RA center: 60.063 degrees

DEC center: 36.471 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.871 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.673 degrees

Field radius: 1.091 degrees

Data source: Backyard


The California Nebula, NGC 1499, is an emission nebula in the constellation Perseus and lies some 1000 light years away. It is nearly 2.5 degrees long and can be seen visually with a Hydrogen-beta filter in the winter months. Its emission is due to the excitation of this H-beta line by the nearby blue O7 star, xi Persei to the right of the frame.



Gabe Shaughnessy
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


The California Nebula, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy