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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:57 | Tran: 9:30 | Set: 19:58
Alt: 74.84°   Az: 187.88°   Direction: South

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. Given its B magnitude of 5, NGC 1499 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

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 5.3333x5.3333 degrees (320.00x320.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1499 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (160 arcmin) and minor (40 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 04m 50s
+36° 26’ 01”
00h 10m 13s
04h 15m 03s

J2000

04h 03m 14s
+36° 22’ 02”

Finder Chart

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°.

Finder chart NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus.

Photometric Information

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).

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For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The 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.
160 arcmin
40 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's NGC 1499 (California Nebula) - Nebula in Perseus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.6°
Max altitude: 75.0°
Azimuth: 306.4°