NGC 1499  -  California Nebula

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Object identification (3.8MB)

Object data of NGC1499

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 160' x 40'
Magnitude: 6.0 mag
Constellation: Per
Distance: 1,000 Ly
Notes: The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is a 2.5 long emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. NGC 1499 is probably illuminated by Xi Persei, a hot blue-white main sequence star of spectral type O7e. Xi Persei can be found near the centre in the above image. 

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-18
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 36x2min
Exposure time total: 1h12min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl