NGC 1499

IC 1396

The California Nebula as this is commonly called is located in the constellation of Perseus. The entire nebula resembles the state of California giving rise to the nickname. This image was shot using a narrowband filter allowing only a narrow portion of red light to pass through the filter.


Telescope: Tele Vue NP-101 w/Feather Touch Focuser Designation: NGC 1499
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Constellation: Cepheus
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: Self Guided Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 200 minutes, 9 x 15 minute subs 6nm ha filter Position: R.A. 04 hr 03 min , Dec +360 23'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 16 November 2007
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6 Location:Tolomato River Observatory