The Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514) in Taurus

on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

This planetary nebula is located right on the border of Taurus and Perseus. It is cataloged as NGC 1514 and is also known as the Crystal Ball Nebula. Even this 14-minute exposure shows a lot of details in the nebulosity. The magnitude, depending on the source, is listed at 10.9.

Tech Specs: This image is composed of 56 x 15 second images at ISO 5,000 with 5 x 15 second darks and 5 x 1/4000 second bias frames using a Meade LX90 12” telescope and Canon 6D camera mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Imaging was done on November 6, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

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