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

À propos de l'image

Identification:pleiades-ch17-bardon-cc
Type:Photographique
Date de publication:13 septembre 2017 11:36
Taille:2704 x 1737 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:California Nebula, NGC 1499, Pleiades
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Taurus
Catégorie: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