California nebula and the Pleiades

On the left, the red patch is an emission nebula called NGC 1499 or California nebula. On the left is the Pleiades, also known as "the Seven Sisters".  The Pleiades, located in the constellation of Taurus (The Bull), are an open star cluster containing middle aged, hot blue stars. This image was taken from ESO's La Silla Observatory.

Credit:

Zdeněk Bardon/ESO

About the Image

Id:pleiades-ch17-bardon-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 September 2017, 11:36
Size:2704 x 1737 px

About the Object

Name:California Nebula, NGC 1499, Pleiades
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 52 58.37
Position (Dec):30° 24' 54.38"
Field of view:1320.26 x 848.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 75.3° left of vertical

 

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