NGC 1499 California
10" f/4 ONTC Newton, Eggersdorf/ GER, 03.+05.+21.
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15x 1800" Astronomik Ha 6nm
17x 1800" Astronomik [SII] 12 nm
6x 300" Astronomik RGB each
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NGC1499 also known as California Nebula is an
emission nebula in the constellation of Perseus in a
distance of about 1000 light years.
This distance makes it the HII region that is
closest to us. It's mass is about 240 times the mass
of our sun.
The star that makes it glow is the UV
radiation of ξ Persei a O7 star with a luminance of
NGC1499 got it's name because it bears a likeness to
the shape of the US state of California.
Nico Geisler, Frank Iwaszkiewicz
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