NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus
NGC 1499 is a Nebula in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1499 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also NGC 1499 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 5, NGC 1499 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Photometric information of NGC 1499
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1499 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of NGC 1499The following table reports NGC 1499 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1499 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1499
The image below is a photograph of NGC 1499 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 5.3333333333333x5.3333333333333 degrees (320x320 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1499
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1499 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1499 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 1499 from your location
Today's NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):