Object of the Season

Emission Nebula NGC 1499 in Perseus

The California Nebula NGC 1499 in located near Zeta Pers. The large nebula was visually discovered by Edward E. Barnard on 3 November 1885. It is the nearest HII region. The low surface brightness object is best seen with a filter (H-alpha or H-beta).

Emission Nebula NGC 1499 in Perseus - Credit: Aroughroad via Wikimedia Commons
Image credit: Aroughroad, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
NGC 1499
Position (2000)
04 03 14.4 +36 22 03 (Per)
Visual Magnitude
5 mag.
1,245 ly
Other Designations
LBN 756, Ced 26, Sh2-220

Results of the observations of NGC 1499 will be published in DSO 195.

Wolfgang Steinicke - Nebulae and Clusters Section Director