|Object:||NGC 1499 California nebula|
|Date of exposures:||19.02.2016, 27.02.2016, 28.02.2016|
|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.|
|Filter:||Astrodon H-Alpha 5nm, [O III] 3nm, [SII] 3nm, E-Series RGB|
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.