|NGC 1499, California Nebula|
Image ID : N1499_03
|300 dpi print width||46.7 inches||118.5 centimetres|
|300 dpi print height||54.4 inches||138.1 centimetres|
The star just south of NGC 1499 is Zeta Persei, Menkib, a white supergiant which shines over 6,300 times brighter than our own Sun. It is probably this star, a member of an association of bright stars known as the Perseus OB2 association, that is responsible for illuminating NGC 1499.
Credit : Planetary Visions Limited / Davide De Martin.