NGC1499 The California Nebula (astronomy sky ). Photo by Astronight
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NGC1499 The California Nebula

Uploaded by: Astronight

Tuesday May 3, 2011

Caption: Over 20 hours worth of data used to create this image of the California Nebula acquired over 4 nights between 2008 and 2010

Orientation: top - left

Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

SubsecTime: 268

PixelXDimension: 3443

PixelYDimension: 2253

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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7. MrEdword
8:57 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
Looks like a very sophisticated telescope setup there; great for observing the Lord's amazing handiwork. Definitely enjoy your photography! Looks like a definite ten to me.
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6. ibswedee
6:22 PM GMT on May 03, 2011
These are all fabulous. I have always been fascinated by the heavens since I had to write a report on Pluto in the 2nd grade...thank you for showing us what the eye can't see.
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5. MojaveDesertRat
4:19 PM GMT on May 03, 2011
Cool shot!
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4. tngardener
11:58 AM GMT on May 03, 2011
Thanks for sharing. There's a whole universe to explore. Hope I live long enough to know some results.
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3. KSMc
10:58 AM GMT on May 03, 2011
Wow! This is a fantastic image.
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2. MartinMg
5:46 AM GMT on May 03, 2011
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1. Astronight
5:39 AM GMT on May 03, 2011
The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of the US State of California on long exposure photographs. It is almost 2.5° long on the sky and, because of its very low surface brightness, it is extremely difficult to observe visually. It can be observed with a H-Beta filter (isolates the H-Beta line at 486 nm) in a rich-field telescope under dark skies. It lies at a distance of about 1,000 light years from Earth.

The California Nebula was discovered by E. E. Barnard in 1884.


Scope William Optics 80 MM
Mount Celestron CGE
Location N Billerica MA
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