California Nebula

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The diffuse nebula NGC 1499 in Perseus. In shape, it resembles the US state of California, having a length of 2½°? and a maximum width of ⅔°. It is faint and best seen on long-exposure photographs. It is illuminated by the hot 07 star Xi Persei, magnitude 4.0.

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