NGC1499, California NebulaLarger Image
NGC1499, California Nebula in Perseus
California Nebula is known as one of the largest emission nebula in Night Sky. It is located in the constellation of Perseus. It is almost 3 filds long on the sky. It is so difficult to observe visually. But we can take a photograph of it easily. So, this nebula is very popular in Japan. Here's a link of a larger image.
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon180ED, Pentax MS5 Mount
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik H-alpha, RGB filter
Exposure: Halpha=200minutes, R=28min, G=28min, B=28min
Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS
Location: Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, 2007