Emission Nebula NGC1491 in Perseus

(RA 4h 03.4m , Dec. +5119', 25 x 25 arcmin.)

This emissiom nebula is located about 625' NEE of a Persei or 1 NNW of l Persei (see finder chart below). Its listed size seems way too generous - 4 x 4 arcmin. is probably more real.

The above image was obtained on August 12, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Seven white exposures (120 sec. each) were combined inAIP4WIN.

North is to the left.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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