Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  California Nebula  ·  NGC 1499  ·  The star ξPer
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California Nebula NGC1499, 



    
        

            Johannes Bock
California Nebula NGC1499
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California Nebula NGC1499

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California Nebula NGC1499, 



    
        

            Johannes Bock
California Nebula NGC1499
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California Nebula NGC1499

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics SpaceCat 51 APO 250mm f/4.9  ·  TS-Optics 80mm f/6.25 FPL53 Triplet APO carbon

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D mono  ·  Nikon D810 astrocool CentralDS full spectrum

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 GT pro CG-5 tuned

Focal reducers: TS-Optics Reducer Flattener 3" 0.79x

Filters: Hutech IDAS IDAS HEUIB II Ha  ·  Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter EOS APS-C

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN 2  ·  APM Image Master 50/200


Frames:
Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter EOS APS-C: 12x900" (3h) ISO800
Hutech IDAS IDAS HEUIB II Ha: 38x300" (3h 10') ISO800

Integration: 6h 10'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4499751

RA center: 4h 3' 36"

DEC center: +36° 18' 21"

Pixel scale: 2.420 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 342.521 degrees

Field radius: 2.756 degrees


Resolution: 6920x4398

Data source: Backyard

Description

California Nebula NGC1499

The California Nebula nebula lies some 1000 light years away, in the direction of the outer Orion arm of our galaxy. This entire region of space is filled with galactic gas from which many massive and luminous stars have formed. The glowing portion of the nebula is about 100 light years in extent.

NGC 1499 is probably illuminated by ξ Per. a hot blue-white main sequence star of spectral type O7e. This star belongs to the Perseus OB2 association, a group of young stars which probably arose from this interstellar cloud. The brightest star of Perseus OB2, ζ Per, is a B1 Ib white supergiant which shines at magnitude 2.83 some 0.6° south of the California Nebula.

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California Nebula NGC1499, 



    
        

            Johannes Bock