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The California Nebula in Perseus


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About this observation
Nik Szymanek
Time of observation
02/12/2019 - 22:47
California Nebula
Observing location
Boxted, Essex, UK
WO 73mm apo refractor
QSI 583 wsg CCD camera
Astrodon H-alpha, OIII and SII filters
Paramount ME equatorial mount
900 sec sub-exposures 15 hours total
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The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is located 1,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Perseus, and it sits in the Orion arm of the Milky Way along with our solar system.  It got it's name because the outline resembles the state of California in the United States.  This narrowband image by Nik shows very well the various areas of this fascinating object.

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