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Contains:  NGC 1514
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NGC 1514 "Crystal Ball Nebula"

Technical card

Resolution: 1882x1516

Dates:Oct. 25, 2019Oct. 26, 2019

Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Serie 50mm B: 16x300" -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Serie 50mm G: 16x300" -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Serie 50mm L: 30x600" -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Serie 50mm R: 16x300" -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 9.0 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Flat darks: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 27.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.01%

Mean SQM: 21.30 job: 3166802

RA center: 4h 9' 16"

DEC center: +30° 47' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.017 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.044 degrees

Field radius: 0.341

Locations: Promiod, Aosta, Val d'Aosta, Italy

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


NGC 1514 is a planetary nebula visible in Taurus constellation.
It has a diameter of 2.2' and shows a central star of magnitude 9.3 which is unusually bright for these type of objects: probably it is a binary star with a period of 10 days and the gas which constitute the nebula is expanding away from the more massive star of the pair.
In this image, between the planetary nebula and the bright yellow star on the right side, it is visible also some interstellar dust (indeed in all the frame it is visible dust, but it is very faint and can be seen only with a strong stretch of the image)



Roberto Marinoni
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Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 1514 "Crystal Ball Nebula", 


            Roberto Marinoni

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