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California Nebula

NGC 1499

Proper NameCalifornia Nebula
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1499
ConstellationPerseus
Right Ascension4h 2m 2s
Declination+36° 40' 21"
Distancec.1,000 light years
c.300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.0
Absolute: -3.7
DimensionsApparent: 2° 25' x 40'
Actual: c. 42 x 12 light years
Associated Star(s)Menkib
Optimum VisibilityDecember

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