NGC 1499 in Ha

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Description: This emission nebula is known as 'The California Nebula'. It is 100 light years long and is found in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, as is our Sun. The bright star in this image is XiPersei.
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: 1,000 light years
Apparent Size: 145' x 40'
Date: 3 december 2005
Equipment: FSQ @ f/5, STL 11000XM, MI-250
Exposure: 4 hours 6nm Ha (Astrodon)