The California Nebula (NGC 1499)

NGC 1499 - The California  Nebula

NGC 1499, the California Nebula, is an emission nebula in the constellation Perseus located at a distance of approximately 1000 light years.        More information about this nebula can be found at SEDS - The California Nebula and Wikipedia.

 This image is a 86-minute Hydrogen-Alpha filtered image of a small region of this much larger object taken on 26 November 2011.       The image was obtained through a William Optics FLT110 4.3" f/7 refractor with an SXV-H9 CCD camera.    

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