California Nebula

Image information:

Date: 09/11/2013
Equipment: QSI583ws with internal filter wheel using 5nm Astrodon Ha filter and Astrodon E series Gen II RGB filter set through Micro-Nikkor AF 200mm f/4 D ED lens on Losmandy GM8 mount. The lens was working at f/5.6
Image type: HaRGB
Exposure time: 12X12min Ha binned 1X1, RG&B 12X8min each binned 1X1

Object information:

Object designations:

California Nebula, NGC1499, Sh2-220
Object type:
Diffuse emission nebula
Object size:
145' X 40'
Constellation: Perseus
California Nebula is a large emission nebula in the constellation of Perseus. Hydrogen gas in the nebula glows because of the radiation from the bright, hot and bluish star Xi Persei which is visible near the center of the image. California nebula extends across 100 ly of space and is some 1500 ly distant.

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