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

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Id:pleiades-ch17-bardon-cc
Type:Foto
Udgivelsesdato:13. september 2017 11:36
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Navn:California Nebula, NGC 1499, Pleiades
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Taurus
Kategori:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Position (RA):3 52 58.37
Position (Dec):30° 24' 54.38"
Field of view:1320.26 x 848.11 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 75.3° venstre fra lodret