The California Nebula NGC 1499 is a very large emission nebula in the constellation of Perseus. The name comes from the shape of the nebula, which resembles the state of California. It is about 1000 light years away from us.

The image was exposed for a total of 5 hours with Chroma narrowband filters, a ZWO ASI2600MM camera, Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED refractor telescope and an APM Riccardi 0.75x focal reducer.