Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 1514Other name: PK 165-15.1
RA: 4h 9.3m DEC: +30° 47'
Constellation: TAU
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 10.8
Size: 120'' x 90''
Surface brightness: 12.6
Brightest star: 9.5
Classification: 3(2)
Description: *9 in neb 3'Diam
Notes: H IV 69,PK165-15.1
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 15/16.12.2006 0:40
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 309xFilter: UHC
Field: 9'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIHeight: 54°
Weather: -1°C, random clouds, windy
Description: Pretty large NW-SE oriented nebula around the 10 mag star. With averted vision and the UHC filter nebula appears as a pale irregular ring. There are brighter areas on the west and east tips, also the southern edge is clearly brighter (but fainter than the tips). The nebulosity does not touch the central star.
Updated: 18.12.2006 21:48