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


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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Explore Scientific G11 PMC-Eight

Focal reducers: Focal Reducer 0.63x

Software: PixInsight  ·  NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  PHD2  ·  Photoshop CS3

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm

Dates:Dec. 25, 2020Dec. 26, 2020Dec. 28, 2020

Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm: 112x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C
Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm: 84x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C

Integration: 16.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.57%

Astrometry.net job: 4120698

RA center: 4h 9' 16"

DEC center: +30° 46' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.121 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 141.707 degrees

Field radius: 0.275 degrees

Resolution: 1419x1050

Data source: Backyard


A bit of a nutty experiment to try imaging a brighter PN with the Moon really close by - it was 12 degrees away on one night!

Mostly worked I think and gave me some experience with LocalNormalization in Pixinsight to clean up some nasty background artifacts from stray light from the Moon I suppose.