The California Nebula (NGC is an emission nebula located light years from Earth in the constellation Perseus. It gets it name from the resemblance of the outline of the US State of California on long exposure photographs.
A spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Seen as a massive cloud of glowing dust and gas, bombarded by the energetic radiation of new stars, this placid name hides a dramatic reality. The Advanced Camera for.