NGC 1514, "The Crystal Ball Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Taurus

The Crystal Ball Nebula in Taurus

NGC 1514, "The Crystal Ball Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Taurus
NGC 1514, “The Crystal Ball Nebula”, a planetary nebula in the constellation Taurus

NGC1514 – Crystal Ball Mark Nebula

Object Type: Planetary Nebula

Location: Tarragona – Spain

NGC1514 is a very peculiar planetary nebula. We can see the central star, which is actually a double, shining at magnitude 9.4, while the nebula is somewhat difficult to observe. The UHC filter is helpful. Normally when we observe planetary nebulae, nebula appear much better than the central star… when the central star is seen.

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:

http://www.laorilladelcosmos.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/ngc1514-nebulosa-planetaria-en-taurus.html

Date and Time: 2014-09-27, 00h 13m UT

Telescope: APO ED80 refractor

Eyepiece: Hyperion 8mm (70x)

White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, and scanned and inverted with Photoshop

Seeing: 4/5 (5 the best)

Transparency: Clear. Some clouds on the horizon. Rural Skies.

Location Constellation: Taurus

Position: R.A. 04h 09,6m

Dec. +30° 46,5′

Best regards.

Oscar


2 thoughts on “The Crystal Ball Nebula in Taurus”

  1. Oscar,

    This is a fine capture of the size and brightness of this fine planetary nebula.

    Frank 🙂

  2. @Frank McCabe

    Thank you Frank. It was my first visit to this planetary and was a curious experience to see the central star so bright surrounded with a delicated nebula.

    The OIII filter, necessary.

    Best regards.

    Oscar

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