Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1514  ·  NGC1514  ·  PK165-15.1
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NGC 1514, 


            Peter Goodhew
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NGC 1514

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM Telescopes TMB - LZOS Apo refractor 152/1200

Imaging cameras: QSI 6120wsg-8

Mounts: 10Micron GM2000HPS II

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Dates:Oct. 25, 2018

Astrodon Blue: 20x300" bin 1x1
Green: 20x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 21x1800" bin 1x1
Red: 20x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 15.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.27%

Astrometry.net job: 2396036

RA center: 4h 9' 18"

DEC center: +30° 46' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.534 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -107.506 degrees

Field radius: 0.368 degrees

Resolution: 4152x2718

Locations: e-Eye, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extramadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: IC Astronomy Observatories


NGC 1514 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Taurus that was discovered by William Herschel on November 13, 1790, describing it "A most singular phaenomenon" and forcing him to rethink his ideas on the construction of the heavens. Up until this point Herschel was convinced that all nebulae consisted of masses of stars too remote to resolve, but now here was a single star "surrounded with a faintly luminous atmosphere." He went on to conclude "Our judgement I may venture to say, will be, that the nebulosity about the star is not of a starry nature".

It has since been conjectured that the nebula in fact envelops a tightly orbiting double star with a period of up to 10 days. Gas is presumably expanding away from the larger star of the pair.



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