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NGC1499 the California Nebula
NGC1499 the California Nebula
Description: NGC1499 the California Nebula 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.

Date Taken: 10/20/2008
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City: Billerica
State: massachusetts
Zipcode: 01862
Country: United States
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Uploaded on 11/2/2008
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