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Monday, October 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘NGC 1499’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The collaborative skyscape begins with bluish stars of Perseus at the left, but the eye is drawn to the striking, red NGC 1499. Also known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is powered by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei immediately to the nebula's rightClouds of Perseus  Credit & Copyright: Image Data - Bob Caton, Al Howard, Eric Zbinden, Rogelio Bernal Andreo; Processing - Rogelio Bernal Andreo Explanation: Cosmic ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    NGC 1499: The California Nebula Credit & Copyright: Markus Noller (Deep Sky Images) Explanation: What's California doing in space? Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States. Our own Sun also lies within the Milky Way's Orion Arm, only about 1,500 light-years from the California Nebula. Also known as NGC 1499, the classic emission nebula is ... Full Story

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