Friday, 4 December 2015

NGC 1514




NGC 1514
Planetary nebula
Taurus
Distance 2400ly
Mag 10.8

Date 4/11/15
Transparency 6/10
SQM 19.8

Telescope 12" f/5.3
EP 6mm Delos x265 (TFoV 16')
Filter DGM NPB

Sketch notes
A lot fainter than the sketch actually shows with no real outer shell but two brighter lobes to the NW and SE.
Both NPB and OIII filters really helped but the OIII dimmed the faint glow with increased magnification. Without filters the faint nebulosity got even more elusive although the bright 9.4 magnitude central star made it easy to keep centred.