Object Name California Nebula in Perseus – NGC1499
Object Type emission nebula
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Sky Watcher refractor 120/600 + GSO 30mm + TS H-Beta
Seeing 3/5 (medium)
Transparency 3/5 (medium)
NELM 5,5 mag
I heard that this object is extremely hard to observe (in visual, of course). That’s why i decided to try 🙂 I bought TS H-Beta filter which is essential during observations of this faint object.
And I can say, with this filter, nebula is quite easy and obvious to observe. It looks like delicate fog.
But you need rich-field telescope to catch it fully in one FOV – to be precise, minimum 3,5 degree of FOV is necessary. And of course H-beta filter, because without it you will see nothing.