NGC 1499 California nebula in hubble colors

NGC 1499 California nebula
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Object: NGC 1499 California nebula
Date of exposures: 19.02.2016, 27.02.2016, 28.02.2016
Distance: 1.000 Lightyears
Exposures: Ha: 12 x 1200 Sec., [OIII]: 5 X 1200 Sec., [SII]: 7 x 1200 Sec., RGB: 24 x 180 Sec., Sum: 9,2 hrs.
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ85
Focal length: 450
Filter: Astrodon H-Alpha 5nm, [O III] 3nm, [SII] 3nm, E-Series RGB
Camera: Atik 460Exm
Guiding: MGEN
Mount: EQ8

NGC 1499 is the name for a gas nebula in the constellation Perseus, it is also called Californian nebula. At a distance of 1,000 light years, the nebula is the closest HII region to us, a star-forming region. The cloud is probably excited to glow by the nearby star ξ Persei. Because of its low surface brightness, the shape of the nebula can only be seen on long-exposed images.