NGC 1514 (PK 165-15.1) Planetary Nebula in Taurus

Located at: RA 04 hours 09 minutes 17 seconds, Dec +30 degrees 46 minutes 34 seconds

Size: 1.9' Magnitude: 10.0 photographic Class: 3+2

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 860 minutes (86 x 10 minute subs), 02/23/24/25/26/27/2012; seeing 2.5-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

 CCDStack 2.62.4434.29317, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NGC 1514 = PK 165-15.1 = PN G165.5-15.2
04 09 17.0 +30 46 33
V = 10.9;  Size 136"x121"

17.5" (12/30/99): at 100x, moderately bright, round, ~2' halo surrounding a 
prominent mag 9.5 star.  Showed an excellent response to UHC and OIII blinking 
while the H-beta filter killed the PN (OIII/H-beta = 12).  With the OIII filter, 
the surface brightness was noticeably uneven, with the NW quadrant of the rim 
clearly brighter.  The SE end was also weakly enhanced while the center and ends 
of the minor axis were slightly darker.  At 220x using a UHC filter, the halo 
appeared nearly 2.5' in diameter.  There was a small, darker "hole" surrounding 
the central star and halo was clearly irregular with a brighter "knot" on the SE 
side, while the NW portion of the halo was brighter along the rim.

17.5" (9/14/85): very bright, large, round, 2' diameter.  Contains a very bright 
mag 9.5 central star surrounded by a fairly bright halo with an irregular 
surface brightness.  Located midway between mag 8.3 SAO 57017 8' NNW and mag 9 
SAO 57021 8' S.

13" (12/24/84): bright, fairly large, round, dominated by a mag 9.5 central 
star.

- by Steve Gottlieb