Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 1499Other name: LBN 756
RA: 4h 3.2m DEC: +36° 22'
Constellation: PER
Type: Bright nebula
Magnitude: 5
Size: 160' x 40'
Classification: E
Description: vF,vL,mE ns,dif
Notes: California Nebula,0.6 deg from Xi Per
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Tähtikallio, Artjärvi, Finland
Date: 22/23.9.2006 23:40
Instrument: Lens 80/400 mm
Magnification: 10xFilter: H-beta
Field: 270'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IIIHeight: 34°
Weather: +10°C
Description: I haven't seen this nebula before so I was pretty surprised how easy and large it is with 80 mm Konus refractor at 10x and H-beta filter. The nebula is very obvious with averted vision. A long hazy patch goes thru the field and the brightest areas stand out even with direct vision. The southern edge is a bit fainter than northern.
Updated: 25.10.2006 22:21