(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1499 / The Californian Nebula - Inst: 80mm Refractor

Observation Poster: Jaakko Saloranta <j_saloranta@hotmail.com>
Observer: Jaakko Saloranta
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 11/12.9.2002 0.41
Location of site: Santahamina (military area), Helsinki, Finland (Lat 60, Elev 0 meters)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 7.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 80mm Refractor
Magnification: 20x
Filter(s): SkyGlow
Object(s): NGC 1499 / The Californian Nebula
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Per
Data: mag -  size 160,0' x 40,0'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Very large, extremely faint nebulosity just visible with adverted vision.
Without night vision only the brightening in the SE corner visible. 
With full night vision and after 2 hours of observing, the nebulosity shows a very complicated structure.
The object is divided into two parts: 
Northern is more complex, fainter and smaller, 4 stars can be seen within the nebulosity ; 
Southern is more dominate, 6 stars seen within the nebulosity. Very beautiful object, but requires very dark skies and proper filters.
Optional related URLs: http://fda.iwarp.com/drawings/NGC/NGC1499.html
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