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.

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Zdeněk Bardon/ESO

Über das Bild

ID:pleiades-ch17-bardon-cc
Typ:Fotografisch
Veröffentlichungsdatum:13. September 2017 11:36
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Über das Objekt

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

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Koordinaten

Position (RA):3 52 58.37
Position (Dec):30° 24' 54.38"
Field of view:1320.26 x 848.11 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 75.3° links zur Vertikale