Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1514
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NGC1514 LRGB, 



    
        

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NGC1514 LRGB

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NGC1514 LRGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli
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NGC1514 LRGB

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Intes Micro ALTER M809 Deluxe
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress SXV-H9
Mounts
Gemini G41
Filters
Astronomik L-2 Luminance UV/IR block · Astronomik Type 2c RGB
Accessories
DIY Riccardi-Designed 0.6x Focal Reducer · DIY TrueTech 7-Position 1.25" Filter Wheel
Software
Christian Buil IRIS · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
DIY 80mm F/7.5 APO
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Xpress SXV Autoguider Head

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 19, 2006 ·  Oct. 25, 2006 ·  Oct. 27, 2006 ·  Nov. 16, 2006 ·  Nov. 18, 2006 ·  Nov. 21, 2006 ·  Nov. 23, 2006 ·  Nov. 25, 2006
Frames:
Astronomik L-2 Luminance UV/IR block: 70x40" (46' 40") bin 1x1
Astronomik L-2 Luminance UV/IR block: 174x45" (2h 10' 30") bin 1x1
Astronomik L-2 Luminance UV/IR block: 12x60" (12') bin 1x1
Astronomik Type 2c RGB: 124x60" (2h 4') bin 2x2
Integration:
5h 13' 10"
Avg. Moon age:
11.89 days
Avg. Moon phase:
11.84%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4000933

RA center: 04h09m17s.3

DEC center: +30°4637

Pixel scale: 0.975 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.002 degrees

Field radius: 0.222 degrees

Resolution: 1330x964

Locations: Previous Home, Volpiano, Piedmont, Italy

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 1514 is the only PN in Taurus and a pretty big one too, but it is somewhat obscured by the far higher prizes of M45 and M1, so most people tend to go after them rather than this. Which is a pity as it is one of the prettiest out there in the northern hemisphere. I suspect that there are fainter outer layers out there, but, as it is my time-honoured practice, I've never looked for other pictures whilst at it and I suspect what was there wasn't much to talk about. Things should have changed by now. Still it was good picture in the day, 14 years ago. I have re-processed the base frames into a new rendering to get a better colour rendition of both stars and PN, showing a proper teal colour (it is overwhelmingly OIII emission).

As for all my images of the same vintage all acquisitions are duly unguided.

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NGC1514 LRGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli