Planetary Nebula NGC1514 in Taurus

(RA 04h 09.2m , Dec. +3047', 10.9 mag., >114" in diameter)

This large and faint planetary nebula surrounds 9.4 mag. central star. It is visible in a telescope 325' SEE of z Persei (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on February 4, 2002 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 SCT autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. The image is composed of white exposures (20 x 60 sec.) as well as cyan, magenta and yellow -filtered integrations (10 x 60 sec. each) processed with AIP4WIN. The color was then adjusted in Lab color space using Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is to the left.

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

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